This is a brief post looking at Vince Hinders of Redeeming Grace Church, formerly Sovereign Grace Fairfax. Hinders was once a defendant in a lawsuit concerning allegations about a cover-up of child sex abuse. This post prints the details from the amended Sovereign Grace lawsuit in 2013. According to memory much of the lawsuit was dismissed due to statute of limitation reasons.
“In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.“
My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.
1 John 2:1 NIV
Redeeming Grace Church
This blog is going to be writing a post about Vince Hinders from former Sovereign Grace Fairfax, now Redeeming Grace Church in the next day. You can read about Vince Hinders in the section below which was lifted from the blog SGM Survivors. This is from the amended complaint of the 2013 Sovereign Grace lawsuit. You can read the second amended SGM lawsuit here. Furthermore the Washingtonian did a solid article that looked at the child sex abuse issues at Sovereign Grace Fairfax. You can read about that here. Vince Hinders is still employed by Redeeming Grace Church where he has been employed for over 22 years. Hinders in the lawsuit was accused of being one of the individuals who did not report a child sex abuse situation to law enforcement. In addition he was also accused of misleading the victims family. To my knowledge Vince Hinders has never come clean about the allegations. Much of the lawsuit was thrown out due to expired statute of limitations. The Virginia part of the lawsuit could resume one day and this blog hope that it does.
Karen Koe and Karl Koe are brother and sister, both of whom were sexually assaulted as children residing in Virginia. Due to the nature of the lawsuit, they wish to use the pseudonyms Karen Koe and Karl Koe to keep their identities confidential. They bring this action on their own behalf and on behalf of those similarly situated.
FACTS REGARDING KARL KOE
Karl Koe was seven years old when he was repeatedly sexually molested (approximately ten times) by the male son of a Church pastor.
The perpetrator (then aged approximately 12 or 13) molested Karl Koe in multiple locations, including the bathroom at Church. The perpetrator engaged in multiple unwanted sexual acts, including kissing Karl Koe and fondling his penis.
After Karl Koe informed his parents that he had been molested, his parents advised Defendants Ecelbarger, Gallo, Mullery and V. Hinders, as well as others, of the molestation. Defendants failed to report the molestation to the secular authorities. Defendant V. Hinders misrepresented to the parents of Karl Koe that the Church had taken care of the matter by requiring the perpetrator to attend a different church service than Karl Koe.
Defendants, including the pastor father of the predator, failed to take any steps whatsoever to prevent the juvenile sexual predator from preying upon other children. Defendants continued to permit the juvenile sexual predator to have unfettered access to children on Church premises and during Church activities, such as Home Group and Celebration.
Upon information and belief, the juvenile perpetrator may have been one of the victims of the pedophilia ring operating at the School prior to sexually molesting Karl Koe.
FACTS REGARDING KAREN KOE
Karen Koe was sexually molested by a juvenile sexual predator when she was eight years old.
Karen Koe did not tell her parents about the molestation until some years later. At that point, her parents alerted Defendants and also alerted the police.
Karen Koe’s parents learned that the juvenile sexual predator who had molested their daughter had been initially charged with raping a minor, and subsequently served time in juvenile detention. Although this fact was known to Defendants, they permitted the juvenile sexual predator unfettered access to children.
Defendants refused to cooperate with the prosecuting secular authorities, who successfully prosecuted and convicted the juvenile sexual predator on felony charges. Defendant Gallo took steps to obstruct justice, including but not limited to making misrepresentations.