Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Willow Creek Church paid out $3M to sex assault victims: report

From Chicago-

Willow Creek Community Church has paid out more than $3 million in settlements to the families of two disabled children who were sexually abused by a church volunteer, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday.

The megachurch in the northwest suburbs settled the two lawsuits, which stemmed from incidents in 2013 and 2014, after incidents at the hands of Robert Sobczak, according to the Tribune.
Sobczak, now 24, was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to the attacks, court records show.

The Sun-Times could not immediately verify the settlement and Willow Creek did not respond to requests for comment Monday evening.

The church has found itself mired in controversy since the Tribune detailed allegations of sexual harassment against founding pastor Bill Hybels and the church’s own mishandled investigation.

More here-


No comments: