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Inside the Sex Cult of ‘Christ’

M.I. Nestel has written an extensive profile of the “self-professed holy man, Victor Arden Barnard,” over at The Daily Beast. Barnard was captured in Brazil on Friday after being on the run for about a year for allegedly having sex with girls as young as 12.

He claimed to be a Savior. But he turned on the teenage girls in his flock. And when they spoke up, he went on the lam.
“Christ in the flesh” has been captured. And now, his alleged victims and embittered kin are left to process the damage he’s wrought.

Self-professed holy man Victor Arden Barnard, 53, was busted in a beachside community in Brazil on Friday after almost a year on the run—and three months on the U.S. Marshals Service’s Most Wanted List. For years, according to court documents, Barnard had his way with several girls as young as 12, including a Brazilian exchange student, and also fornicated with church members’ wives back in his sect’s original compound based in Finlayson, Minnesota.

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Texas High Schoolers Uncover Teacher’s Involvement In Sex Cult Murder

cult murderYour teachers’ lives may be more exciting than they seem. Via the Kansas City Star:

Tyler Deaton landed a job in February to teach pre-calculus at Lancaster High School near Dallas. But students Googled and found news stories from Kansas City with allegations that Deaton’s wife, Bethany, 27, was murdered as part of a coverup by a religious cult to hide a series of sexual assaults. The group’s supposed spiritual leader? Tyler Deaton.

Deaton has not been charged in his wife’s death. The person who has, Micah Moore, was part of Deaton’s religious group and lived with the couple at a house in Grandview. Other witnesses told authorities of a group who were making sex part of their religious experience and that men in the group sexually assaulted Bethany Deaton. Moore said Bethany Deaton was killed for fear she would talk, according to court documents.

When word spread through the halls of Lancaster last week, district officials suspended Deaton.

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