In the early 1990s, Thomas Hopper of Kentucky, was convicted of the rape and sodomy of a 13-year-old girl. After serving 10 years in prison, he was convicted of additional crimes in the early 2000’s, including confinement and stalking.
Now Hopper says he’s found religion, and Pastor Michael Orten at Truth Apostolic Church in Madisonville, Kentucky, believes him.
Orten hired Hopper for the church’s outreach ministry staff. The television 14 News in Evansville, Indiana investigated.
When a reporter asked Orten for comment, he said raping a child was the same as stealing candy, and that if the “girl chooses to sleep with him, she’s just as guilty as he is.”
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