73 Year Old Pastor Says 4 Year Old Girl Sexually Harassed Him

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Retired Canadian pastor, Kenneth R. Cooke from Christian Missionary Alliance church, was sentenced to 3 years in prison for sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl. Cooke inflamed the judge during sentencing by claiming the four-year-old acted sexually provocative toward him.

“I tried to avoid the encounters. On a couple of times, I thought I was being sexually harassed,” Kenneth R. Cooke, 73, told a judge. “I think there is psychological evidence today that children, even in their younger years, could become interested in sex.”

After listening to Cooke’s statements, Judge Joseph Condon sentenced him to three years in prison. Condon said the sentence was based partly on Cooke’s attitude.

“That just boggles my mind,” Condon said to Cooke. “You are willing to say whatever is convenient to you and what is most likely to release the pressure of these proceedings against you.”

Cooke pleaded guilty in November to aggravated criminal sexual abuse for abusing the girl in a Lake in the Hills home in 2003 while visiting from Canada.

“She will never be the same, naive, innocent child she was before the crime,” the girl’s mother said in court.

“She feels guilty and the sense of being a bad person because she has done things that she knows are wrong modeled after Mr. Cooke.”

Before Cooke ever appeared in a U.S. courtroom to answer to the charges, he fought his extradition from Canada for years, prosecutors said.

The victim’s mother said the prolonged legal proceedings had been mentally exhausting on her family.

“Every year that passed without any resolution was extremely frustrating and prevented us from moving on,” she said.

“It’s been 4 1/2 years and we are still dealing with the repercussions of this incident.”

Also during the hour-long sentencing hearing, Cooke expressed remorse and said he was misrepresented and misunderstood. When Condon asked Cooke what he meant, Cooke denied abusing the girl.

“I never touched that child in an inappropriate manner,” Cooke said.

Cooke said he pleaded guilty because he and his family didn’t believe that his ailing health could withstand a trial.

“My family felt I’d have a nervous breakdown or heart attack, so I had no other choice.”

Prosecutors asked Condon to sentence Cooke to the maximum seven years in prison.

“He is not accepting responsibility for his actions,” McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Sharyl Eisenstein said. “The defendant is blaming his criminal action on a 4-year-old as the aggressor.”



Posted by THUORN (thuorn@yahoo.com) on 2007-12-31 14:55:24
yup those 4 year olds are completely out of control... dammit where is god when we need him??? SOMEONE NEEDS TO STOP THESE OVER SEXED TODDLERS!!!
It could happen
Posted by James on 2009-09-23 16:29:48
I was 35 at the time this happened , I had a 6 yr . friend of my 7 yr.old dauhter come up to me when I was home alone at the time and pull my shorts down , if I had not grabbed her hands she would haved pulled my underwear down . She told me that her father let her see him naked all the time when they were home by themsklves , shortly there after I was wakened from an afternoon nap with her touching my private parts and telling me how rubs daddy,s all the time . I would,ve turned him in but was worried that I WOULD GET IN TROUBLE ALSO. What would you have done?
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-08-12 02:14:29
I would have got her to suck my cock
Posted by Vic on 2011-09-27 06:37:56
I was wondering what is the atmosphere in the parents home. Do they watch porn or leave porn magazines laying around the house where the child has access to them. I am not blaming the child but questioning the parents and the atmosphere the child lives in.


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