A Christian Pastor, Who Else?!
Ronald Pyles, 59, and the pastor of the Victory Harvest Ministry in North Jackson, is facing charges of two counts of rape and gross sexual imposition for raping a 20-year-old developmentally disabled woman at his shelter in 2010.
Prosecutors said the alleged victim had been living at the Victory Harvest Ministry following the death of a relative. Charges said the rapes occurred during a six-month period between October 2010 and April 2011.
Um… I think Pyles is on his way to now prison too. It’s been a hard week for pastors. Pyles ws convicted on one found of rape and one count of gross sexual imposition.
The victim testified.
Other witnesses included the woman’s case workers from the mental retardation agency and children’s services.
“I think that she was very ashamed of things that had happened. This was a man that she really admired, this was a man that she looked to as a father figure,” one case worker testified.
I’m pretty sure than when a developmentally disabled woman gets on the stand and says her pastor raped her, the defendant is a dead man. Prison will be hard on Ronald Ryles; very hard.
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- North Jackson pastor goes to prison on rape, GSI charges (vindy.com)
- Pastor Faces Prison Time If Convicted (wkbn.com)
- Pastor Will Spend Decade in Prison for Rape (wkbn.com)