Former Jehovah's Witness Elder Pleads Guilty to Charges He Played Strip Poker With 14-Year-Old Boy

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David Clark Nelson will be sentenced on April 7.
David Nelson, the former Jehovah's Witness elder arrested last year for playing strip poker (among other things) with a 14-year-old boy, pleaded guilty this morning to two counts of sexual conduct with a minor stemming from incidents dating back to 1980.

Nelson, the former leader of the Madison Park Congregation Church near 16th Street and Earll Drive in Phoenix, was arrested in November for molesting a boy he met through the church in 1980.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, in September of 1980, when he was 33-years-old, Nelson had the 14-year-old victim -- described as "a close family friend" -- over to his house on at least two occasions to play cards. Nelson's rules are different than, say, Vegas' -- the loser in his game is required to pull out his penis and show it to the winner.

As the games progressed, the stakes got higher and the loser was required to touch the winner's penis with his hand.

According to the court docs, both Nelson and the victim touched each other's genitals.

As the game progressed further, the stakes got even higher. By the end of the games, the loser had to perform oral sex on the winner, which happened, the report claims, on at least two occasions.

According to the report, the first time Nelson performed oral sex on the victim, he hummed as he went to the bathroom to wash the victim's semen out of his mouth.

Nelson was only caught because during a recent phone call with the victim, he admitted to the blowjobs and to playing strip poker with the boy. The conversation was recorded and given to police.

Nelson's sentencing is scheduled for April 7.
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Lonebison
Lonebison

No surprise here. It wasn't till years after I left the JWs that I found out that a couple of elders from my congregation molested several friends of mine when they were very young. Religions are all the same with all the same dark secrets.

Santiswillie
Santiswillie

Morons tell me where in the Phoenix New Time is this story?Every time some SOB wants to talk crab about some one they put this bull so people can make their thickle.

Stopjwpedofiols
Stopjwpedofiols

And my book continues..... "Let's Play God" "Sleeping with the monster is on the inside cover. They'll slap their hands and send them on their way to molest more kids, and won't bother to tell new ones where their 'land mines' are buried in the 'play ground'. Don't worry, it's going to be exposed in my 'EXPOSE'' book being written as we speak.... "A SCORNED YOUNG MOTHER" You'll listen to me now, you great GB.

Jason H.
Jason H.

Don't jw's believe that holy spirit guides their elders in their decisions? How is it that this guy continued to 'serve' all those years when he was a child molester?

How many people do you think this man helped to disfellowship during that time, many of them for offenses such as smoking a cigarette?

What a pitiful organization - keeping a child molester in a position to separate families and disfellowship others.

Will the decisions he made as an elder during those years he was a practicing child molester be revoked? Will the disfellowshipped status of those he condemned be reversed?

For those who keep saying he's a 'former' elder, and a 'former' jw - he was NOT a 'former' elder and jw until this info came out THIS YEAR. Funny how it took the VICTIM HIMSELF to bring this criminal out into the light. If the jw's are chosen by god, why didn't god expose this man long ago?

paul
paul

this stuff has been going on too long with the watchtower now is the time to make it known to the big guys like the National tv media.there has been thousands of cases---SilentLanbs.com Paul, ex Jw 30 yrs.

matt
matt

Wow, 'former' elder. That means something went wrong and it eventually caused him to leave the JW's. Could it be his lack of moral fiber, something JW's must cultivate to remain in the faith?

To the JW-bashers here I am wondering which problem to JW's have: are we too strict on our members because we disfellowship over things like this or do we cover up these sorts of things and do nothing about it? Get back to me if you can answer the question. Any other comment will be seen by anyone with a brain who reads it for what it is - angry rhetoric from a disfellowshipped person with a compulsion to prove that they are right about whatever they were disfellowshipped for.

isauwhit
isauwhit

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$20.00 and Pray the Rosary

Dudes goin to Hell for real now.

Doesn't he know God don't be likin no goddamned fags.Mr. Nelson, you freak, if you'da done diddled a 14 year old girl... well. Bible don't be yellin at ya for for-ne-catin little girlie type chicks - or boys either.But ya dumb fuck, ya hadda be puddin that there youngins peeniss up in your mouth an all - and that's faggot type stuff for sure. Yor shit's toast for real. And if Jee Ho Va finds out ya swindled that kid in the card games, man, I sho wuldna wantta be yoo.

majii
majii

He should be ashamed of himself, and so should the other members of Christian sects that commit these types of crimes, because they give Christianity a bad name and image.

ALIAS
ALIAS

he looks like a kiddy diddler /cho mo. look into his eyes. you can see it.

ALIAS
ALIAS

another bad guy with a red dot on his face. whats up with the local hoods in Arizona that have red dots on their faces and heads? is there a red dot criminal cult in this dusty desert hell hole?

Dark Man
Dark Man

"Jehovah's Witness"

Now that's what I call a cult. I actually like the LDS church better. LDS women are yummy and more natural. The way it should be.

Rick the Prick
Rick the Prick

looks like more than bullshit comes out of the mouth of jehova witnesses.

bob250
bob250

I was a Jehovah's Witness for 30 years.

I was associated with 3 different congregations, and each of them had a pedophile in it, as well as other sex abusers. They went door to door, and gave talks on the platform. They were never expelled, nor was the congregation told about them publicly.Like the Catholic Church Priest abuse scandal that came to light 15 years ago the Watchtower Society is in it's denial scramble cover-up panic mode.

http://www.religionnewsblog.co......

Respected Jehovah's Witness groomed and molested young girls over yearshttp://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk......

Very sad.

Jason H.
Jason H.

Nice try, Matt. He only became a 'former' jw when this story broke. All these years he's been an accepted jw in good standing. Don't you believe that holy spirit directs your elders? Why didn't the holy spirit guide them to bust this guy, instead of leaving him in place for thirty years? It took the victim himself, and the police, to do what your 'religion' couldn't do.

HYPOMANIA
HYPOMANIA

good luck with finding fast sexual women in today's society. those days went away with the 60s , 70s and 80s generation.

HYPOMANIA
HYPOMANIA

you write like a rapper nigga.

HYPOMANIA
HYPOMANIA

Satan 666 is behind giving Christianity a bad name. and he uses weak lost human beings to do his evil sinful dirty work.

HYPOMANIA
HYPOMANIA

better known as cum drinkers.

Jody Fathom
Jody Fathom

I am sure that Jehovah's Witnesses religion are no worse and no better with their percentage of child molesters,but the other clergy don't send their pervs door to door to contact kids.

Stay home

Terry Webb
Terry Webb

[...Nelson, the leader of the Madison Park Congregation Church near 16th Street and Earll Drive in Phoenix, was arrested in November for molesting a boy he met through the church in 1980...."1980 He WAS an ACTIVE APPOINTED JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ELDER who RECRUITED CHILDREN FOR PEDOPHILIA

No JW apologist can squirm outta this case...

rodney
rodney

Jehovah witnesses are known for Handling anyone who has strayed away from faith if these persons are not repentant everyone knows THEY ARE DISFELLOWSHIPPED!, And even if if there are truly Repentant, they can NEVER serve in the capacity of elder again if the sin was child molestation.

Solomon
Solomon

Jehovah's Witnesses Win Access to Gated Areas‎Courthouse News Service - Alexandria D'Angelo - Feb 11, 2011Two corporations that operate the governing body of Jehovah's Witnesses, Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York and Congr... --Can't keep em out?

Kcajyer7
Kcajyer7

And this from a non-christian!!!!Lest we forget!

Excerpts of an article written by non-Catholic Sam Miller - a prominent Cleveland Jewish businessman:

"Why would newspapers carry on a vendetta on one of the most important institutions that we have today in the United States , namely the Catholic Church? Do you know - the Catholic Church educates 2.6 million students everyday at the cost to that Church of 10 billion dollars, and a savings on the other hand to the American taxpayer of 18 billion dollars. The graduates go on to graduate studies at the rate of 92%. The Church has 230 colleges and universities in the U.S. with an enrollment of 700,000 students. The Catholic Church has a non-profit hospital system of 637 hospitals, which account for hospital treatment of 1 out of every 5 people - not just Catholics - in the United States today. But the press is vindictive and trying to totally denigrate in every way the Catholic Church in this country They have blamed the disease of pedophilia on the Catholic Church, which is as irresponsible as blaming adultery on the institution of marriage. Let me give you some figures that Catholics should know and remember. For example, 12% of the 300 Protestant clergy surveyed admitted to sexual intercourse with a parishioner; 38% acknowledged other inappropriate sexual contact in a study by the United Methodist Church , 41.8% of clergy women reported unwanted sexual behavior; 17% of laywomen have been sexually harassed.

Meanwhile, 1.7% of the Catholic clergy has been found guilty of pedophilia. 10% of the Protestant ministers have been found guilty of pedophilia. This is not a Catholic Problem. A study of American priests showed that most are happy in the priesthood and find it even better than they had expected, and that most, if given the choice, would choose to be priests again in face of all this obnoxious PR the church has been receiving. The Catholic Church is bleeding from self-inflicted wounds. The agony that Catholics have felt and suffered is not necessarily the fault of the Church. You have been hurt by a small number of wayward priests that have probably been totally weeded out by now. Walk with your shoulders high and you head higher. Be a proud member of the most important non-governmental agency in the United States ... Then remember what Jeremiah said: 'Stand by the roads, and look and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is and walk in it, and find rest for your souls'. Be proud to speak up for your faith withpride and reverence and learn what your Church does for all other religions. Be proud that you're a Catholic."

Please pass this on to every Catholic on your e-mail list.

Lonebison
Lonebison

@Linze140~I can tell you for a fact there are many elders & ministerial servants who have never been disfellowshiped ( when in reality they should have been arrested for their crimes!) for molesting children in their own congregation. We had 2 elders in our congregation who molested several of my friends growing up & they NEVER did anything to them. How do I know that? My father was the presiding overseer & he and all the other elders knew about it. I found out from my friends years later after they grew up. They were all too afraid to say anything to anybody but did tell their parents who in turn told the other elders who kept it all hush hush. So how again is it that Jehovah's Witnesses ANY better or different from any other bull-shit religion?? Yeah.....that's what I thought.

Jls7459
Jls7459

So not true, I was a former JW, I chose to walk away at 17 because of mistreatment by the "elders" They are all still there after 30 years and no one, not even my family cared. It is frightening how they play god and how many follow blindly, choosing not to see.

J C
J C

Linzel, this happened thirty years ago. Why wasn't he disfellowshipped? He only became a 'former' after he was caught THIS YEAR by the VICTIM - not by the congregation.

Disgusted
Disgusted

Yes, and the Catholic Church is full of pediophiles . I worked at one in Baltimore Md, and the nuns were going together, and the Priest was touching my son and other young boys on their buttocks daily. The school looked over and supported the immoral behavior, and where I Live the Priest helped students get in schools, so they could become, and took the drug money , and had NA and AA programs. So they appear Good, but are really the reason that the drugs and phedophilia never leaves, what Great Bloodguilt for them. We also know that the nations that were attached to Catholicism , were stuck in predjudice in the name of God, black children are snatched around and lighter skins are cuddled, that is what made me leave along with their immorality. Africa was raped of it's gold and treasures, and they had the nerve to lead the refrain for Apartheid to end when they were the culprits that ingrained White is right, and Blacks must work for them and get back. A real assessment of historical facts , will show that Jehovah Witnesses have the true religion and we do not allow badness to stay, we do disfellowship , because we don't want bad people who abuse others to lead or speak out in our congregations. We, are so much prouder than you who are Catholics , because this may happen occasionally, it is not the thrust of our beliefs. We believe in Jehovah God, Jesus Christ and The entire Bible. Catholics believe in doctrines of men. They turned Hitler into the Savior, and persecuted those who kept their integrity. Yes, this is bad, but, it is not condoned. Our children are taught to tell, we don't just cover over it, and ship them to a new territory. I took 10 years of research before becoming a witness, and only after trying every other religion out did I join. So , as the truth always does, it causes growth because people see the truth and it set's them free. This is a bad world and the Catholics with their shameless luxury , un- Christlike behavior, delves in politics for illgotten gain share most of the blame for that.

LordA
LordA

Jehovah's Witnesses are no better and no worse than anybody else same percentage of fraud ,crime, child abuse and bad guy/ good guy ratio,....as any other group nothing pure or special about em.JW’s have had over 100 years of hiding their scandals behind the Watchtower magazine. The reality is they are as riddled with scandal as any religion that seeks to put happy face on perversion.Research and read http://www.watchtowernews.org/...

Linzel40
Linzel40

There is one thing that mankind was blessed with FREE WILL!!. Even for a christian elder. Satan was once an appointed servant in Jehovahs Heavenly organization. but he choose to become a rebel, And the difference between Jehovahs organization and sat-ans is once someone is discovered to be an unrepentant apostate. they are disfellowshipped. Remember Judas? he was WALKING with Jesus as an apostle!! This stuff is nothing new. It is all the difference in how it is handled that makes the difference. that man is no longer serving as an elder and NEVER WILL BE,

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