The Minister of Rape
A former minister at Mariners’ Temple Baptist Church in Lower Manhattan, was sentenced to 22 years in prison, followed by 20 years of post-release supervision. On April 3, 2011, Jeremy Fulton, 29, pled guilty to Rape in the First Degree relating to the rape and sexual abuse of five girls who attended his church, where Fulton also served as the associate director of the church’s after-school and summer camp programs.
“This defendant used his position of authority and respect as a member of the clergy to win the trust of parents and gain access to children for the purpose of sexually abusing these girls,” said District Attorney Cyrus Vance. “Children who survive sexual abuse often face a lifetime of recovery. We hope the conclusion of this case and this sentence bring a measure of justice to those victims and their families.”