In a just released police report (pdf), Lou Beres, former head of the Oregon Christian Coalition, finally confessed to the charges that he so vehemently denied last October. Sources from within the family tell us that Lou Beres told the truth because he thought the police report would stay sealed and the statute of limitations were over.
He got that part right... but not in civil court. Now we've got the report and Mr. Beres is being sued by Liz Jonas, one of the victims he admitted to molesting. You may recall his victims included his own biological daughters, their friends and his sister-in-law. Because of Oregon's 6 year statute of limitations - he didn't have to go to jail.
Sources tell us Lou Beres even went so far as to not show up for his first deposition and has now told people he is moving to Israel.
Beres has denied any criminal misconduct and wrote that he will "pursue the Biblical response and do all within my power to reconcile with that person."
The three women - now adults - allege they were abused by Beres as preteens. Their families called the child abuse hot line last month, after the three openly discussed the alleged abuse for the first time.
"I was molested," one of the women, now in her 50s, told The Oregonian. "I was victimized and I've suffered all my life for it. I'm still afraid to be in the same room with him [Beres]."
Beres, 70, has blamed "personal and political enemies" for the complaint.
The same sources from inside the Beres family tell us that he is still acting as the Executive Director of the Christian Coalition even after announcing that he was stepping down a little less than a year ago.
# A victim in the police report recalls Beres coming into her room and "would use Vaseline and insert his finger into her vagina" when she was very young.
# Another young victim recalls Mr. Beres coming into her room 2-3 times in one night. He "kissed her on the mouth and then licked her all over". Beres then "touched the young victims breasts, touched her on top of her underwear and upon her vagina".
Beres claims in the police report that he "has sinned in the past". The investigating detective recorded the phone call with Lou Beres with his permission. During this phone call Beres made admissions to three separate victims at three different times. All involved underage females.
From our source:
"Interesting angle, Officer Damon Coates who is locally known as an officer shot in the line of duty - survived - is Child Molester Lou's son-in-law.
When his sister-in-law, who Lou molested and then helped himself to her son and daughter - when she went to Officer Coates for help - he not only rebuffed - he protected Lou.
She was thrown out of the family.
Lou never thought that anybody would ever have the balls to sue him. So he figured his confession would never see the light of day.
What makes me sick it - he continues to be Executive Director of the Christian Coalition.
And when the woman he confessed to molesting showed up for her deposition - he brought half the church with him to renounce her."
Read the police report. It's ugly--but it's the truth. It's just another unfortunate case of the "higher than thou" extremist Christian Right causing horrific harm to others and hiding behind their religion. Sickening.