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Moravian Sex Scandal Deepens ... Email Trail Reveals Church Knew Of Sex Allegations Against Pastor


The Nazareth Moravian Church in Manchester to which 64-year-old Rupert Clarke is assigned. Clarke is charged with having sex with a 15-year-old girl - Damion Mitchell photo

Damion Mitchell, Integration Editor

The sex scandal in the Moravian Church is deepening.

A former Moravian Minister has now produced a trail of email contradicting claims by the church leadership that it had no previous knowledge of allegations of misconduct against the 64-year-old pastor now before the court on a sex charge.

The email between Dr Canute Thompson and the president of the Moravian Church in Jamaica Dr Paul Gardner date back to 2014.

They have come days after Gardner rejected assertions that Rupert Clarke, the 64-year-old pastor charged with having sex with a minor was previously reported for sexual misconduct.

But according to the trail of email between Gardner and the former Moravian Minister, the church president was in fact informed about the alleged behaviour of Clarke.



On Monday February 3, 2014, Thompson wrote Gardner warning him against acting with "imprecision" on the "Rupert issue".

Thompson wrote: "Act with imprecision on that and we are in trouble ..."

Almost ten hours later, Gardener responded: "I appreciate bringing matter about Rupert to my attention."

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  • ganjababy Added Everyday bucket go a well, one day de bottom must drap out....the leadership of the church is just as bad because they have been covering up the nasty, dutty livity of this pastor for a long time.....the bible warn us about false prophets.....the moravian church seems to have quite a few.....

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