Below is a list of sex offenders in the 2x2 church.
We would prefer to say that this is the complete list. Sadly, it is not. There are others.
The 2x2 church has substantial financial resources at its disposal, so the important question here is, what exactly is the 2x2 church
doing to help the victims?
Brother worker Darren Briggs, originally of New York, was convicted in Michigan on Feb. 8, 2010,
of Criminal Sexual Conduct 4th Degree (Force Or Coercion)
on an 11-year-old boy in 2006.
After being found out, he fled back home to New York, but then was eventually brought back to Michigan to face the charge.
The overseers back east really need to clarify why Briggs was sent to Michigan in the first place.
Briggs is now registered on the New York State Sex Offender Registery (see link below).
Michigan Live - news story
New York State Sex Offender Registry
Brother worker Tim Severud was convicted in Minnesota
for Criminal Sexual Conduct
involving a 10-year-old girl.
He was sent to prison for five years and is scheduled for release on July 25, 2012.
According to the offense description (CSC 2- Multiple Acts - Clergy - victim under 13
), he was a member of the clergy.
Jerome Frandle should take note of this.
Minnesota Dept of Corrections - Offender Info
Former worker George Scandalis, who had been removed from the work due to alleged child sex abuse claims, continued in his ways even after leaving the work and
was charged in Massachusetts with enticing a 14-year-old boy to have sex with him.
Worcester Telegram news story
Hopkinton news story
On Dec. 19, 2011, Scandalis pleaded guilty to indecent assault and battery of a person over the age of 14 and enticing a minor, and he was sentenced to two years of probation.
The terms of Scandalis's probation are that he must wear a GPS at all times,
cannot have unsupervised contact with children under the age of 16 and
must participate in sex offender counseling.
Scandalis must also register as a sex offender.
Hopkinton Patch story
Brother worker Peter Mousseau was found guilty in Michigan of Criminal Sexual Conduct
involving a 11-year-old girl and was sentenced on Sep. 1, 2011.
Earliest possible release date is April 13, 2013.
Michigan Dept of Corrections - Offender info
Brother worker Ruben Mata was convicted in California of multiple counts.
When his overseer became aware of the allegations, the overseer did not go to the authorities.
Instead he moved Mata to a different field. Mata was convicted of
Lewd or lascivious act on a child by force, violence, duress menace and fear and
Aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 - Oral Copulation by force, violence, duress, menace and fear (2 counts).
In January 2007, at the age of 62, Mata was sentenced to 36 years in prison. He died behind bars in October of that same year.
Brother worker John Marais was removed from the work in South Africa after admitting to molesting a 9-year-old girl at a convention.
Other workers (Johan and Andy) knew about it and attempted to keep it quiet. But the truth finally came out.
Tasmanian senior worker Ernie Barry pled Guilty and was sentenced to a mere six months in jail for multiple offenses of Child Sexual Abuse while he was a worker.
Apparently the judge thought that Barry had expressed remorse, as if that matters.
It's unfortunate that the court only heard about one of his victims.
At least twelve other victims were apparently afraid to come forward.
After pleading Guilty, he had the gall to appeal the sentence, and actually got it suspended so that he won't have to go to jail.
If he were truly remorseful, he would have accepted the punishment he truly deserves.
If he were truly remorseful, he would have told the court about the other victims he abused over a 40 year period.
It's pathetic that a man who claimed to represent "the truth" was nowhere close to being truthful about his own actions.
This is the same man who railed on the Catholic Church because of CSA issues, saying that nothing like that would ever happen in the "the truth."
Ernie Barry is corrupt. Ernie Barry is a hypocrite.
Brother worker Noel Tanner was found guilty in Ireland of sexually abusing minor boys in 1984 and again in 1991.
And it goes on and on. The 2x2 ministry is an abject failure. There is no accounting. There is no accountability. They cannot be trusted.