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Founder Of Florida's Largest Megachurch Accused Of Child Molestation

Pastor Bob Coy of Calvary Chapel in Pompano Beach, Florida has been accused of molesting a 4-year-old girl according to the Miami Herald. (image credit: Youtube)

Pastor Bob Coy of Calvary Chapel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida has been accused of molesting a 4-year-old girl according to the Miami Herald.

Coy resigned from Calvary Chapel due to what church leaders have called a 'moral failing'.

Coy, who resigned from Calvary Chapel in April 2014 under circumstances that church leaders then called a “moral failing,” was named to police in 2015 as the man who molested the child, according to police reports first reported Tuesday in Miami New Times. Coy has not been charged.

The accuser claimed that Coy forced her to perform oral sex and made her touch him inappropriately until she was in her teens. The sexual abuse stopped when the girl was in her teens.

In 2015, a California woman called Coral Springs police when she learned of the alleged longtime abuse of her daughter. According to the police report, the woman’s daughter, then in her teens, confirmed the account to police. Coy, the victim told police, forced her to perform oral sex, inappropriately touched her and had her touch his penis. The abuse stopped when she hit her teen years, she said. She reportedly did not tell her family at the time the incidents were occurring.

The accuser didn't want to give an official statement to police unless a second person stepped forward. Last year, she told police that she had forgiven Coy because she 'had an experience with God and has found forgiveness."

In the police report, the officer wrote that the now-teenage victim didn’t want to give a statement unless a second person came forward. In April the next year, the victim of the alleged molestation showed up in the lobby of the Coral Springs police department and said she “had an experience with God and has found forgiveness,” according to the police report. She told police she was about to go on a mission trip and asked to destroy all records of her initial report.

Coy left the Church in 2014 after reports of sexual improprieties surfaced.

Coy parted with Calvary in 2014 after allegations of sexual improprieties surfaced. Another pastor, during a service two weeks after his departure, said Coy “committed adultery” and “committed sexual immorality, habitually, through pornography,” according to a 2014 Sun Sentinel story.

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