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UPDATE Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 5:44 p.m.: Stan Archie is no longer president of Missouri’s State Board of Education http://20poundsofheadlines.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/flash-kc-pastor-stan-archie-resigns-from-state-school-board-after-sex-abuse-lawsuit-filed/

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(AP) — A former congregant at a Kansas City church alleges the new head of the Missouri State Board of Education used his position as pastor to engage in sexual misconduct, the second such lawsuit filed against him in a little more than a year.
The latest lawsuit, filed late Wednesday in Jackson County Circuit Court, alleges that the Rev. Stan Archie made lewd comments about his sexual prowess after he began counseling a 15-year-old female member of the congregation, who is now 23. Archie also is accused of encouraging the teenage girl to act promiscuously and report her experiences to him, often by Skype. The suit said Archie sometimes would masturbate as she told him her experiences.
The suit said Archie told her he was her pastor and mentor and that nothing they were doing was wrong.
A lawsuit filed last year claimed that Archie engaged in inappropriate sexual…

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JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.


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  1. Let’s hope that every person who saw, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes and cover ups will find the courage and strength to speak up, call police, expose wrongdoing, protect kids and start healing.

    David Clohessy, Director, SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, (7234 Arsenal Street, St. Louis MO 63143), 314 566 9790 cell (SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

    Posted by david clohessy | January 25, 2013, 8:00 pm

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