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RCA praises COGIC action against confessed NC child molestor

Report COGIC Abuse (RCA), a victim’s advocacy ministry, today praised COGIC’s presiding bishop and general board for taking appropriate action against confessed child molester Thomas A. Wiggins, Jr.  This blog reported the shocking story on December 3rd after multiple news outlets in Wilmington, NC said that Wiggins, an “Administrative Assistant” in North Carolina 2nd jurisdiction,  had confessed to molesting a 14 year old boy in his home some 16 years ago.

An official letter dated December 15th, Bishop Charles Blake placed Wiggins on “administrative leave” effectively suspending him from all pastoral and superintendent duties.

The letter restated that COGIC has a zero tolerance policy for sexual abuse offenders within its ranks.

Its welcome news to see the church’s leadership (1) take action based on its stated policies and (2) publicly acknowledging the action. This is something  not seen prior to Report COGIC Abuse monitoring of clergy sexual abuse cases in the nation’s largest black pentecostal denomination.

RCA was founded in 2009 to help assist members of the church break down the dark walls of silence and inaction involving leadership abuses.

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  1. December 31, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Congrats! This is a start. Trying to save face by keeping quiet, just wasn’t the way to go, especially when every victim went public. Reading this site, I would have never knew about so much abuse out there, so I am glad there is someone out there who still cares about God’s people enough to look out for them, Great Job!

    • December 31, 2011 at 10:00 pm

      Amen minister. Doing what’s right pleases God and signals to the people that what you have said, you are serious about it. I pray that such actions become standard until victory over clergy sexual abuse in COGIC is won.

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