Official Record of Arizona Charges Against Thomas J. Chantry

By | December 6, 2016



Below is the Arizona sentencing guideline and below that the official Arizona court information for the ongoing case of Thomas J. Chantry. You will notice that in addition to the five counts of molestation of a child, Chantry is also charged with two counts of aggravated assault with serious physical injury.  I am not an attorney, so there is no way I will attempt to interpret this guideline except to say that, if convicted, Chantry is going to be facing a long prison sentence.







It looks as if Tom Chantry obtained one of the best defense attorneys in the state of Arizona.

{Editorial note: Based on some discussions I have had, I removed some financial speculation which is not germane to the issues at hand.]



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Does anyone know what is going on with his trial? I can’t find anything other then it was transferred to another court but not what court. My family was going to Grace reformed Baptist Church in Rockford il for a few months until we started looking into this. And knowing they helped him and his father is now at that church as well as his father in law not a safe place for us or our children!


With that sort of attorney the technicalities alone means this will be long and drawn out. Expensive but worth it for the defendants. I pray the victims perseverance and courage.

People may want to read this post on my website. It connects Chantry to the larger problem of pastoral abuse and its cover-up by fellow leaders like Mark Dever, Kevin DeYoung, Todd Pruitt and Phil Johnson.

Tom Chantry, Well Known Reformed Baptist Pastor, Charged on Multiple Counts of Child Molestation & Aggravated Assault with Serious Injury

It looks as if Tom Chantry obtained one of the best defense attorneys in the state of Arizona. I wonder who is footing the bill for this?

I asked the same question over at The Wartburg Watch when Dee referenced the Goodrich abuse at Providence Baptist in Raleigh. Goodrich’s attorney, Joe Cheshire, is a well known and expensive defense attorney. He usually takes on high-profile cases. Who paid for the legal bills?

Perhaps Chantry’s family has some cash reserves or perhaps he is now burning through his inheritance (in many, many more ways than one, truth be told). If you ever receive an answer, I would be interested as well.