Lucas Leonard beating death by parents reveals horrific Word of Life church cult | Examiner.com

After the Lucas Leonard beating death by his parents at church, shocking details emerge on the horrific Word of Life church cult. CBS News reported Oct. 19, that the nation was rocked by reports of frenzied beatings cloaked as spiritual counseling and witnessed brutality against Lucas Leonard, 19, and Christopher Leonard, 17, by father Bruce T. Leonard, 65. Six people, including the boys' dad, sister and mother, Deborah Leonard beat Lucas to death and seriously injured Christopher. Police promised to investigate Word of Life Christian Church further. What they found there and at the Leonard home in Clayville, New York shows that death might have been a mercy.   Lucas Leonard beating death by parents reveals horrific Word of Life church cult | Examiner.com

Child sexual abuse: How child molesters like Josh Duggar groom victims

With "19 Kids and Counting" star Josh Duggar in rehab for sexually molesting his sisters, attention turns to child sexual abuse prevention. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Usually, DV usually refers to physical abuse, but there other faces: sexually exploited children. Stats show that 1 child in 10 is sexually molested by age 18 said Darkness to Light. And 3 in 4 of those children were abused by someone they knew well in places they trust (home, relative's home, school, church). So the stereotypical stranger molesting in strange places is far less common.  Child sexual abuse: How child molesters like Josh Duggar groom victims | Examiner.com

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