There is the matter of Mr Pennington being ex-communicated from his church for molesting 2 little boys.
The interviews were confidential, to protect those young men, since they did not ask to be the focal point of anything. They were abused & betrayed, their innocence stolen by a sexual deviant. Yes I have seen the interview & it is beyond heartbreaking.
Why the church did not call police or the parents did not instigate police action is so far beyond me that I can’t wrap my head around it. Unfortunately most churches don’t report abuse solely just to protect their own interests which is why so many pedophiles remain safe & able to carry on their activities with NO fear of the consequences of their behavior.
In 1992 there was a precious little girl who was abducted, & raped. When this monster was “done with her” he threw her out of the car on the side of the road down an embankment like a piece of trash. At 5 yrs old she crawled up that embankment & hailed down a car, meanwhile no one even realized she had been raped until 3 days later at which time she was assaulted again via a “rape kit” which later “disappeared” from a police evidence room. That doesn’t happen without someone having connections, so somewhere in that county is a piece of crap dirty cop who helped hide a crime, who helped destroy evidence.
Then just to add to that Mr John Pennington was having his wife at the time call police to give them tips about some guy named Walter… When you live in the same area, fit the same description, have the same car, drive that route for your coffee business every day, & have coffee in your car & have someone calling in with false leads YOU AUTOMATICALLY BECOME A PRIME SUSPECT.