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La Grange Pastor Accused in Sex Assault on 9-Year-Old Jailed on $750,000 Bail

The reverend at Second Baptist Church denies the charges but told police he raped the child's mother when she was 10 years old, said prosecutors.

The pastor of the Second Baptist Church of La Grange who is charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, accused of illegal sexual contact with a 9-year-old female relative, is being held on $750,000 bail.

Prosecutors allege that two assaults took place on the weekend of Feb. 15-17 at Rev. Donald R. Jung's La Grange home on the 100 block of East Avenue, reports Sun-Times Media. The girl victim contacted her sister between the assaults, but they were unable to reach their mother, the outlet quotes prosecutors as saying.

Prosecutors believe Jung was hosting three females over the weekend, whom he had picked up from Milwaukee on Feb. 15, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Multiple outlets are reporting that while prosecutors say Jung denied assaulting the girl, he confessed to having raped another girl 22 years ago, also a relative, when she was 10. The Tribune said that prosecutors identified the former victim as the nine-year-old's mother.

When the charges were read Saturday in Cook County criminal court, Jung shook his head, reported the Tribune.

The website of the Second Baptist Church of La Grange lists Rev. Jung as its head pastor. The church is located in the northeast neighborhood of La Grange on Washington Avenue.

Speaking to the Doings La Grange, Second Baptist Church leadership expressed shock at the allegations against Rev. Jung on Friday, prior to his court appearance.

“That’s not the man I know. He’s an honest person,” church minister Rev. Lynn Lacey told the paper. "We're asking that people pray for him and his family. ... The church is standing behind him."

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Marie C. March 03, 2013 at 03:23 PM
@ Everyone is not listening...The church stated that they would stand behind them BEFORE THE BOND HEARING AND BEFORE THE PROSECUTORS SUBMITTED THE ADMISSION OF THE PASTOR..THEY ARE NOT BEHIND HIM NOW!!! LISTEN PEOPLE!!
JAY JAY March 03, 2013 at 05:27 PM
This B*&^%$#@!D Pervert should be used as an example !!!! They are rampant in Churches destroying childrens innocence from coast to coast. They have no fear of GOD........ You can bet he has done this dozens of times in his rotten past. Like most pedophiles do even to their own !!! Torture is too kind ...for his KIND!!!!!
Mary E. Campbell March 04, 2013 at 09:30 PM
What grown man (a trained professional in the caring industry) goes (alone?) to transport minors (alone?) across state lines to keep them (alone?) in his house for 3 days? Pah-leeeeze.
JAY JAY March 05, 2013 at 12:34 AM
M E. Campbell MICHAEL JACKSON !!!!!
Montel May 15, 2013 at 05:01 PM
FIRST THING!! Thank you fellow posters for proving my point to a friend. That being, 65% of people assume someone is guilty just because they are arrested. SECOND THING!! A little secret. Police and prosecutors can and do lie!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not believe me! REFERENCES: The Thin Blue Line, Paradise Lost, The Central Park Five, The Farm, and Scottsboro: An American Tragedy, which received an Oscar nomination. (http://tinyurl.com/Alabama-Pardons-Scottsboro-Boy) !!! If this man raped the mother then the Statute of Limitation would have run out! REFERENCE: http://www.legalmatch.com/law-library/article/illinois-statute-of-limitations-for-sexual-abuse.html This would be a PERFECT way to get this man back!! I feel PERSONALLY that if the Pastor did it then he should be CASTRATED, but that is not the point. In conclusion, I hope this post and the supplied references make you assess how you look at people who are ACCUSED!

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