Florida Baptists to appeal abuse award

January 21, 2014

The Florida Baptist Convention plans to appeal a jury’s decision to award $12.5 million in damages in a lawsuit claiming Baptist officials didn’t check far enough into the background of a church planter convicted in 2007 of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy. A Lake County, Fla., jury agreed unanimously Jan. 18 to grant what is described …
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