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Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 04/04/2011

Vienna Presbyterian Church scandal: Notes from the former youth director

Josh White writes about an abuse scandal at Vienna Presbyterian Church:

“Five women and their families said in separate interviews that former youth director Eric DeVries infiltrated their lives and manipulated the girls into what they thought were mutual romantic relationships. They said he drew them in as a trusted mentor, friend and Christian role model before professing his love, saying that he wanted to marry them, imploring them to keep the relationship secret, and then progressively increasing sexual contact as they approached adulthood.”

The youth director would send notes to the girls. Here are a few:




By Terri Rupar  |  10:06 AM ET, 04/04/2011

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