A former Ohio mayor has admitted to repeatedly raping a child, prosecutors said — but the self-described Christian blames the girl for her own sexual abuse.
Richard Keenan, who served as mayor of Hubbard in 2010 and 2011, was indicted last month eight counts of rape and 12 counts of attempted rape and gross sexual imposition, reported the Youngstown Vindicator.
The 65-year-old Keenan pleaded not guilty last month during a court appearance, but prosecutors said he admitted to sexually assaulting the girl over a three-year period, beginning when she was 4 years old.
Prosecutors said Keenan confessed to the sex abuse to his wife, a pastor, a social worker and his brother- and sister-in-law.
According to court filings, the child told Keenan’s wife about the abuse and she confronted him — and he then admitted “I did it.” For more information click here.
It is important for the Christian to be aware that if this behavior was in fact committed that this is not a Christian. The purpose of this story highlighting he was a Christian is to discredit the Bible and Jesus Christ. The problem for those who are fooled by this is hell. Jesus has described who his children are in the Bible and those who will return with him to judge the earth. Those with clean hands. Of course, his judgment will be just. Many Christians in the Bible were accused of things they did not commit and now enjoy Jesus in heaven. Jesus, Joseph, Job, Steven, Paul, Peter, John could stand for that.
Read what God said about those who would not see heaven, these are individuals who are obviously not Christian. Using this story as an accuse to sin or discount Christianity will not save you. Lets read.
The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. – Galatians 5:19-21