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Steven Sitler, Pedophilia, A Wedding And Christ Church


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I thought some of you would find this interesting.

Steven Stiler is a serial child molestor. He admitted to abusing children in three different states. He was arrested and served one year. Doug Wilson, the Pastor of Christ Church, did not immediately inform his congregation that the young man had admitted to the crime. In fairness, it appears that Steven wasn't an offical member of the Christ Church but he apparently he occasionally attended and stayed with some of the congregation.

Interesting fact: Doug Wlson is the pastor to Joel Courtney, the young actor in Super 8

Doug Wilson did not inform the rank and file of Christ Church. He claims on his blog that he notified a meeting of the Christ Church Heads of Households in November or December of 2005, some eight or nine months after Sitler's confession, but some in attendance seem to remember this and others don't. Wilson asserts that he acted with perfect pastoral concern and propriety, but other blogs have taken Wilson and his timeline of events to task. What is clear is that Wilson did not inform Christ Church members of the exact nature of Sitler's offenses until eight months after Wilson himself learned of the problem.

On August 19th, 2005, three or four months before notifying his parishioners of Sitler's crimes, Doug Wilson wrote a letter on Christ Church letterhead to Judge John Stegner. In that letter, Wilson requested leniency for Steven Sitler, writing:

"I would urge that the civil penalties applied would be measured and limited. I have a good hope that Steven has genuinely repented, and that he will continue to deal with this to become a productive and contributing member of society."

newwest.net/index.php/city/article/9225/C136/L136/

Doug Wilson has written that he believes Sitler was delusional when he was molesting children. Wilson has no training in psychology or counseling, not even ministerial training. Wilson is not ordained. In response to criticism that he did not warn his congregation or the greater Moscow community in an adequate or timely fashion, Wilson writes: "I am a pastor. I cover up sins for a living."

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Steven married Katie. You can read their story in the above link.

Here is Steven's version of their meeting

It was something like Friday or Saturday when Mr. Iverson called me and wanted to know if he could meet with me face to face. I didn't have very much time that day, but it worked if I went to friendship square right then. So I showed up in my dirty Car-harts and my paint covered T-shirt to meet Mr. Iverson, dressed in his best and surrounded by some hundred NSA students all dressed up for convocation week. I sheepishly said hello, and he pulled me aside and told me that dinner on Sunday wasn't just an ordinary dinner, that he had in fact gotten a young girl, Katie Travis, and her family to stay an extra day to meet me. They were all in Moscow to drop off Jenni, Katie's younger sister, for her Sophomore year at NSA. His description of Katie was that, though NSA was tough for her, she persevered through and she was, “pretty good looking, tooâ€. Though the whole meeting, and the thought of being inspected by three people at once was a little nerve wracking, I said that it all sounded great.
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WTF.

What appalls me is that Stitler was only given one year. All sexual abusers should get life. All of them. They never "get better."

And to cover it up? Evil. Just fucking evil. I'm glad that while we share the same surname, I am not in any way related to Doug Wilson. He has gone beyond incompetence into outright evil. He ought to be sentenced to life as well for covering up the abuse. There is no reason to do that, EVER.

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What gets me is that he married this desperate girl, who felt she was an old maid at 23, he's barred from contact with children, and yet he may be going to father children with a woman he's not attracted to. Just a total mess. Christ Church should be ashamed of the behavior of their so called leaders. :(

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A while back, after the other Sitler thread, I left a comment on the blog asking if they were planning on having children. It got deleted pretty sharpish.

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I had no idea that we had discussed this before, Sola.

From Steven's account of his meeting with his bride, it sounds as if Mr. Iverson thought that the young man could be cured through marriage. Because Steven admits to being a serial abuser, I have my doubts about his recovery.

Steven asked permission to court the young lady. According to the couple's accounts, no one expressed concern about the young man's past.

june11eleven.com/?page_id=104

I skimmed through the Kate's story. In order for it to be interesting, I would probably have to know her, so it bored me a bit.(I'm sure my courtship story would bore her) What I did notice was that she seems in love with the idea of being in love. She doesn't give any information about why Steve is great or perfect for her. It sounds as if she is more excited about the process of getting engaged and married than knowing who her new husband is.

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  • 1 year later...
I really, really hope that girl comes to her senses. Forget about not having children, she needs to divorce that G-d forsaken creep ASAP.

absolute truth. i really really wonder why she married him to begin with...is being single THAT BAD? What on earth were her parents thinking?!?!

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absolute truth. i really really wonder why she married him to begin with...is being single THAT BAD? What on earth were her parents thinking?!?!

I haven't seen pictures of them, but I think she must have been insecure. And he's a pedophile, so he probably knows how to sense vulnerable people and manipulate them. Her parents probably had blinders on and refused to take them off.

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