From the depths of rural Kentucky comes a story that only gets stranger as it unravels.
Youth pastor Rex Allen Murphy of the Polly Ann Church of God has been arrested and accused of raping a 16-year-old boy he met in the Sunday school class he taught.
But Murphy also claims to be “from a family of warlocks,” and threatened to use said warlock powers to kill the boy if he ever told.
Murphy also told police that he was using his powers to cure the boy of his “battle with homosexuality because he, too, had experimented with homosexuality.”
The abuse went on for a period of six months, allegedly taking place in the church and at the suspect’s home.
Colin Hatfield, chief of Eubank police, describes the accusations as “very graphic and to the point.”
“The victim stated that the suspect told him on numerous occasions that by brushing his skin or shaking his hand…he could tell his sins by the power he has. He was very scared, because the suspect, in the victim’s eyes, had been threatening his life in the form of Wicca, witchcraft, black magic.”
“There is no reason to believe any abuse occurred on church grounds,” a spokesman for the church said to reassurance of absolutely no one.
Police are conducting an investigation into the possibility of additional victims.
h/t Gay Star News