The Victims of Alleged Pedophile Larry Caffery Are Still In Danger Even Though He Is Incarcerated

By | April 3, 2016

Update: 4/30/2016

Alleged pedophile Larry Caffery was released on bail on April 4. Please see this article for more information about his present status and the support that Covenant Life Church is providing him with. 

Hello Everyone:

This Janna L. Chan, the moderator  and occasional guest poster of/on this blog. I hope you’re having a good a Sunday morning. I’d like to do a longer post about the subject below yet want to issue the following public health and safety announcement:

The potential victims of Larry Caffery, the Covenant Life Church member who was arrested March 16, 2016 for 11 counts of child sexual abuse and false imprisonment, are still in danger even though this man is presently incarcerated because the physical and psychological trauma they’ve suffered may cause them to hurt or even kill themselves.

Let me further explain that point. CLC Executive Pastor Mark Mitchell and other leaders of Covenant Life Church have maintained that they can remain publicly silent about the details pertaining to the charges against Larry Caffery because he had only one victim (at most), according to them, and can no longer harm anyone else.

Both contentions are false. Mr. Caffery is 66 years old and many studies indicate that most pedophiles are serial pedophiles who may molest more than 100 children before they are caught. Therefore, for the protection of children, it’s reasonable to assume that if he is guilty, Mr. Caffery may have molested many children during his time as a volunteer in youth ministries at Covenant Life Church.

Furthermore, victims of child sexual abuse often try to harm themselves in ways ranging from slicing themselves up with razors to attempting to kill themselves. And Covenant Life Church has a long documented history of telling abused children and their families that coming forward with their stories constitutes slander and that it is not appropriate to involve the police in situations that may embarrass Church leaders.

Therefore, I urge everyone reading this announcement to avoid attending any activities sponsored by Covenant Life Church. It is not a safe environment for anyone and its Pastors have proven, beyond a reasonable doubt, that they cannot take even rudimentary steps to protect children from the child molesters who attend their Church.

Thank you. Janna L. Chan

Please note that more information about the arrest of current Covenant Life Church member Larry Caffery, for 11 counts of child molestation and false imprisonment, can be found at the following sources:

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That’s right “Your Friend,” Janna and Brent are the same people. While we are at it I may as well admit that C.J. Mahaney and I are the same people. Whew, it feels so good to unburden myself. I may as well also admit that all the charges against me in the 2nd Amended Complaint are true. I knew everything! Ahh, confession is good for the soul.

Back to reality. “Your Friend” – you should seek professional counseling, not the type you are receiving from CLC pastors.

Tim Talk

Does anyone have a copy of the current child policy at CLC? I’m told that the county government has taken over child safety training at the church.

Lisa M

Jason- You shouldn’t edit your post. You wouldn’t want CLC doing that after the fact, so why is it ok for you to change your words now. Let your yes be yes, and your no be no. You specifically said, “CLC Executive Pastor Mark Mitchell and other leaders of Covenant Life Church have maintained that they can remain silent…” But that is not true. They are not remaining silent, and never said that they can do so. Your false statement justifies your position, but doesn’t consider the truth of theirs.

Jason

When you say that “CLC Executive Pastor Mark Mitchell and other leaders of Covenant Life Church have maintained that they can remain silent…” How have you determined that they have been silent? Just this past week, they’ve sent multiple emails and a video recording to members, Mark was on the Kojo Nnamdi show answering unfiltered questions, and they held an open meeting with members just last night. The open meeting had about 70 people and lasted for about 2 hours. Anyone, and everyone was free to ask any question and make any comments; and people asked lots of great questions. Those that didn’t get their questions answered, remained for private discussions. At any time, members are free to meet with any Pastor or leader and ask any questions, and they’re answering media questions when asked. What more can they do to be accessible and open to member?

Patti marino

So right on Janna!! Once again you are setting the facts straight.
Thank you!

Todd Wilhelm

I endorse what Janna has said. Ask yourself one question – would you drop your children off at CLC? I can’t believe any rational thinking parent would answer this in the affirmative.

I don’t believe Mark Mitchell’s story about Robin Boisvert giving Larry Caffery’s book a “cursory reading.” Clearly they know the statistics on pedophiles and are worried about other victims coming forward. If this happens how can church leadership defend their allowing Caffery to work in childrens ministry? They can’t. It will be a slam-dunk win for the plaintiffs.

Melody

This is ridiculous- how many offenders does it take before a church recognizes their systems are not working? The arrogance is astounding! Seeing as this denomination allowed a pedophile to get all the way to Vegas and into leadership in a church there, I’m already horrified, having lived in Vegas during that time. What if he’d worked at a church my family had attended? We’d never have known, though SGM leaders knew! So for this church to assume they know anything about how to handle this tells me I wouldn’t take my kids with 100 feet of its children’s “ministry”. They need to get outside help from actual expert professionals. Until that time I would not advise any parents to be away from their children at that church.

Jay

Pretty ridiculous advance I think. Just because “studies” show this or that, increminating the entire youth and childrens ministry is lidicrous. This is the itresponsible media at work again creating unnecessary panic like they have in so many “documented” situations in recent years.

Be wise folks, talk to the people who are actually involved, not speculators from afar.

Christian

This sounds like a very appropriate action to take!