Church Youth Leader Charged In Molestation Of 13 Year
Reginald G. Robinson, 24, a resident of Kansas City, was charged
by the Jackson County Pro-secutor on Monday, May 20, with one count
of statutory rape, three counts of statutory sodomy and one count of
According to the police report, most of the incidents of
molestation occurred in the basement of the Beth Judah Ministries
Church of God In Christ, located in the 2500 block of Harrison,
where Robinson was a laymen youth leader.
On March 6, a young girl reported to the Child Protection Center,
3100 Main, where she gave a statement regarding being sexually
molested by Robinson, according to the report.
The girl told workers at the center that Robinson would tell her
to meet him downstairs in their church (Beth Judah Ministries) on
"about 35 occasions" where he would engage in sexual activity with
On one occasion, according to the report, the molestation took
place at Robinson’s place of employment in the 18th and Vine
According to the police report, Robinson was interviewed by
investigating officers on April 8, and he denied molesting the young
girl to the extent that she indicated.
Pastor Frank Douglas II, pastor of Beth-Judah Ministries was
unavailable for comment, however, he did issue a written
In this statement, Pastor Douglas said, "(Rob-inson’s) admission
of sexual misconduct prompted termination of all duties held within
the church. Church disciplinary ac-tions constituted permanent
removal from leadership according to church doctrine and biblical
Robinson has been released on a $100,000 bond.