Pervert ‘barred the escape’ of worshippers abused by minister at the Liberty Pentecostal church in Keighley
A MINISTER found guilty of assisting a church pastor in his “vile abuse” of female worshippers has been jailed for more than eight years.
Laurence Peterson, 59, conspired with John Wilson to commit assaults during “deliverance” sessions at the Liberty Pentecostal church in Keighley, with Wilson found to have abused women over a 26 year period from 1984 to 2010 in the church’s prayer room and at his home.
Judge David Hatton QC said that while he accepted Peterson had not personally assaulted any of the victims, he had done nothing to prevent them being “violated.”
John Wilson, 70, of Shann Avenue, Keighley, was jailed for 21 years last month after being found guilty of 14 charges of indecent assault, three of conspiracy to commit indecent assault and one of sexual assault following a six-week trial.