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Tell City, IN - Former Community Christian Church Pastor Errol Wright Accused of Sexually Abusing Minor for Three Years

Tell City, IN - Former Community Christian Church Pastor Errol Wright Accused of Sexually Abusing Minor
Published: April 2, 2024
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on April 2, 2024

Indiana Pastor Accused of Sexually Abusing Minor 

 14News reported that a newly released affidavit has revealed more on the allegations against Errol Wright, the former pastor of Community Christian Church located at 821 10th St, Tell City, IN 47586. Wright was arrested Wednesday Anjalih 13, 2024, and accused of sexual misconduct with a minor.

According to the statement, the 48-year-old pastor has been charged with four counts of sexual misconduct with a minor (a level 4 felony), one count of child seduction (a level 5 felony), and one count of child solicitation (a level 5 felony). These charges stem from allegations made by the victim, who was under Wright's foster care from the ages of 15 to 18.

Masterson, now an adult, has come forward with her harrowing story, claiming that Wright had sex with her approximately three times a week at the church and other locations during her time in his care. Over the course of several years, the victim reportedly told police that she believed Wright had sexual intercourse with her more than 100 times. She further alleges that Wright promised to leave his wife for her, but that this was a lie and he was simply using her for sex. 

The sister claims that she made numerous recorded phone calls to the Department of Child Services (DCS) tip line and the police department, but that they did not listen. She questions why Wright was allowed to remain on staff at Tell City High School, where he served as a girls' soccer coach, even after rumors of his inappropriate relationship with a student surfaced in 2017 and 2018.

Errol Wright is currently facing charges of sexual misconduct with a minor, child seduction, and child solicitation. He is being held in the Perry County Jail on a $48,005 bond.

The investigation into this disturbing case is ongoing, and authorities are urging anyone with information or concerns to come forward. The Community Christian Church has stated that they take these allegations "very seriously" and have terminated Wright's employment, but the true test will be in how they support the victim and the community in the aftermath of this tragedy.

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Unveiling Legal Rights Protecting Children From Sexual Abusers

Experienced child sexual assault attorney Jeff Gibson, Esq., sat down with us to share some valuable information on the legal rights available to children who have endured sexual abuse at the hands of pastors in Indiana. Explore the avenues survivors can take to seek justice and compensation, the process of filing civil claims, and the vital role of legal representation in their healing journey.

Editor Darla Medina (DM): Welcome, Mr. Gibson.

Jeff Gibson, Esq. (JG): Thank you, Darla. It's a pleasure to be here.

DM: In light of the recent allegations against Pastor Errol Wright, can you explain what legal recourse is available for survivors of church abuse in Indiana?

JG: Absolutely. Survivors of church abuse in Indiana have legal options to seek justice for the harm they have endured. They can pursue civil claims against the responsible parties, such as the church or the individual pastor. These civil claims can provide survivors with compensation for their damages, including medical expenses, therapy costs, and emotional distress.

DM: That's important information, Mr. Gibson. Can you elaborate on the legal process that survivors would typically go through when filing such claims?

JG: Certainly. When survivors decide to pursue a civil claim, they would work with an attorney to build their case. This involves gathering evidence, such as witness testimonies and any available documentation, to support their claims. The attorney would then file a lawsuit on their behalf and engage in negotiations or litigation with the defense. The goal is to secure a fair settlement or, if necessary, proceed to trial to seek justice for the survivor.

DM: What advice would you give to survivors who may be hesitant to come forward due to fear or concerns about their legal rights?

JG: It's important for survivors to know that they are not alone in this journey. Seeking legal counsel from an experienced attorney who specializes in church abuse cases can provide the support and guidance they need. Attorneys can help survivors understand their rights and options, and work towards holding the responsible parties accountable. Confidentiality is also a crucial aspect of the legal process, ensuring that survivors' identities and stories are protected.

DM: Thank you, Mr. Gibson, for sharing your expertise on this important topic. We appreciate your insights into the legal rights available for survivors of church abuse.

JG: It was my pleasure to contribute, Darla. Thank you for raising awareness about this issue.

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If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual abuse by a pastor, our experienced legal team is here to help. We understand the challenges survivors face and are committed to seeking justice on their behalf. Your voice deserves to be heard, and we are dedicated to providing compassionate guidance and strong representation throughout the legal process. Contact us today for a free consultation, and let us stand by your side as we work towards healing and holding the responsible parties accountable.



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