Mahwah pastor charged in decade-old sex assault

Jan 21, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: NorthJersey.com

The senior pastor at the Mahwah Full Gospel Church was arrested Thursday and charged with aggravated sexual assault for contact with a preteen girl that occurred 10 years ago but only came to light this month, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said.

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Fred Bauerle

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Jan 29, 2010
 
Sounds like years ago when a Mahwah Doctor abused one of his employees.
Rick

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For this so called happily married man of God to engage in sex with a child is REPUGNANT! He needs to be brought to justice, and prosecuted fully,to the extent of the law. Please! Don't let this case fall through the crack. Thank you Mawhaw Police for doing a good job on baggin this creep. This Senior Pastor pedophile J D Walker needs to rot in jail.
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I strongly encourage anyone who have been victimized by the alleged predator Senior and predator Jr to please contact the authorities and let your voice be heard. I read the blog from the local paper there in the Mahwah area and one of the comments stated that “Those people won... See More’t say anything”; “They would rather see pedophiles’ go free than to talk”… That is disturbing and should be a wakeup call that it something is wrong with that picture. I encourage you that if you are still a member of that body of worshippers, a former worshipper there and you have knowledge of the culprits misdeeds please contact the Mahwah PD or the Bergen County Prosecutors office so that victim’s and their loved ones voices may be heard and their healing process can begin...
REMO

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TO the general public, present and former members of Dr J D Walker congregation, LOVE IN CHRIST! Let it be known that this Pastor had once a righteous heart for the people and children of his communities. I am the Uncle of the victums of this degenerate so called man of GOD. GOD has nothing to do with this backsliding preacher. he recently used the church funds to pay for his doctorate degree and throuhout the 40 years I have known this reprobate preacher I have told my brother I felt a contincious spirit within that man. I was 16 then and I am Now 53yrs old. My poor naive brother allowed this man to adopt him back then in the 1970 a decade of strange happenings. Pastor J D walker also adopted my kid brother Pete whom later became his song leader and asst JR Pastor of thiws Mahwah church. what started out as a nomble gesture of a good Pastor now comes to light his ultimate intentions on one who Mr J D WALker called son and faithful trusting member, to secretly molest all the women folk of my Brothers family to include wife and 3 daughters consistently over a 40 yr span. this Pastor is now trying to escape his own judgements presented in his so called fire and brimstone preaching which has comed full circle upon his neck. In a final thought to all and this degenerate preacher, " MY HEAVENLY FATHER SAYS TO YOU I AM A JEALOUS GOD JEALOUS IS MY NAME EXOD. 34:4 In the old testament! IN the New testament HE SAYS "it will be better to put a chain around your neck and drown yourself in the sea than to hurt one of my little ones! In this case you J D Hurt 4 no mercy on you, NOW REAP WHAT YOU SOWED! MY GOD IS GOOD! HE WILL REPAY PTL
Avery

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I personaly know Pastor J D Walker since I was a kid and he would never do anything like this. I think someone was mad at him and started all this crap. If you people knew what you were talking about you wouldn't say anything at all. Just because someone couldn't get there way in church this is what they do lie about a good man. I will never believe what you are saying about Pastor Walker.
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Some of you people have no idea what your talking about. You think this is your typical rape case. It's not. This case against pastor Walker is because of a 'christian' woman taking her revenge on him. She didnt get what she wanted so she came up with this bogus charge to punish pastor Walker. Pastor Walker forgave the JR pastor for what he did and she didnt like it. As for the money thing, the entire church knows that she was the stealing money from the church.
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Avery and Skyler...I know both these guys, and as much as I hate it, there aren't charges made against people unless there is a reason.:( sorry really, but try not to be too biased, If the police think enough to charge him, there's a good reason,like it or not...
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I would like to know why Jack Walker copped a plea to a lesser charge? This is an admission of guilt. If he were not guilty then he should have fought it out to the end expecting the lord to vindicate him.
Community

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At his age and in his health he couldn't have withstood a long drawn out trial. There are a lot of innocent people who take pleas. The system isn't just. As for the mahwah cops, they brushed the theft under the rug. He is a good man.
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and he did it
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I think that it is a shame that some one would lie on pastor walker. I grew up in his church and he is a true man of god.pastor walker keep your head up,and your faith and eyes on god because god will deliver on time theres no doubt in my mind
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A lot has been made of the "theft", but there is no evidence at all. Pastor Walker is the type of "pastor" who can write a $75,000 personal check to get his pedophile son-in-law out of the clink, and that says a lot. I doubt anyone made out better from church funds than Walker.
As for the church "leadership", they put a married 40+ year old alleged pedophile who was KNOWN to have had a multi-year extramarital affair with a teenager in charge of the church! That's poor judgement to an extent never seen in the real world. It makes one wonder what alternate reality they live in. AND- they put his wife in charge of the finances...
This "church" is more like an 18th century cult than an actual church.
unfortunately a relative

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Sep 28, 2012
 
J D walker did rape the girl and he did steal money for years as so he stole his mother in laws home and she is not the only girl he raped he has been doing it for years and as far as his son in law he was taught well by his father in law curtis franklin is also a child molester and by more then these girls there are others that were too coward to come forward the only fools that dont believe this are the so called cult members that are probably sleeping with them and their wives the fools that they are that like to share their men May God Have Mercy On Them All
bioya

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Oct 20, 2012
 
Everyone cares because it's a preacher and a kid, but no one cares about a veterinarian and a young pet owner. Dr. G. K. it was a long time ago, but not forgotten. I KNOW your day will come. You can retire. You can leave Mahwah. But you can't hide forever behind your little LLC. Tree company my a**. It's just another front for you to molest young women and then buy their silence with money and with the fact that no one will believe them. Upstanding citizen, HAH!

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