Saturday, September 10, 2011

Venango County Minister, Substitute Teacher, Admits Seeking Sex with 13 Year-Old Girl

Diane Gramley (pictured left), and the Venango County-based Hate Group she heads, the American Family Association of Pennsylvania, pump out demonizing propaganda trying to link lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people with pedophilia in the public's mind.

In this case, however, one of their own proves them wrong:

Ex-Trooper, Minister, Substitute Teacher
Admits Seeking Sex with 13-year-old

from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

A retired state trooper who also worked as a substitute high school teacher has pleaded guilty to charges that he traveled from his home in Venango County to the Pittsburgh area because he hoped to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex.

State prosecutors say 61-year-old Lawrence McElroy, of Cooperstown, had actually been chatting online with an undercover officer prior to the meeting in Canonsburg in April, where he was arrested.

Mr. McElroy has served as a minister at three Western Pennsylvania churches since retiring from the state police in 1993 and was a substitute teacher in several Venango County high schools when arrested. Prosecutors say he made three calls from one of those schools to the undercover agent.

When arrested, Mr. McElroy had Viagra, a new computer web cam and a silver necklace he planned to give to the "girl."


Shocked said...

A minister who abused children? No way. They are saved. They are healed. They are close to God.

What's next?

A local Christian group that spreads bigotry and violence?

JCF said...

"one of their own"

Do you have a citation for this? (That the arrested minister/teacher/ex-cop was a member of the AFAP)

It will strengthen your case, if you post a citation: friendly advice.

Betty said...