Category: Jesus First Church (Toronto)

Bizarre sex scandal within Toronto’s Jesus First Church concludes as pastor found not guilty of sex assault

Jae-Kap Song The pastor of a scandal-plagued church in Toronto, Canada, was found not guilty of sexually assaulting a member of his congregation.

Jae-Kap Song had been accused of telling a parishioner that evil spirits would turn her into a hunchback-like creature, before sexually assaulting her.

Pastor of scandal-plagued Korean church in Toronto on trial

Jae-Kap Song The pastor of a scandal-plagued Toronto church told a parishioner that evil spirits would turn her into a hunchback-like creature, before he sexually assaulted her, an Orangeville, Ontario court heard on Tuesday.

Jae-Kap Song, once pastor of the now closed Jesus First Church, also told the alleged victim her husband was cheating on her and pressured her to have “revenge” sex with him, the woman testified.

Gang rape allegations orchestrated by church leader, lawyer says

Jae-Kap Song One of the so-called victims of alleged gang rapes within a Korean “cult” now says the allegations were fictitiously scripted by the “cult leader,” a lawyer for one of the accused charged said Tuesday.

The case unravelled in March after a teenaged girl and three young women told police they were drugged, beaten and gang-raped by a group of men whom they had met through a Korean church between the fall of 2009 and February 2010.

Sex scandal rocks tiny congregation

Jae-Kap Joe Song Jacqueline An, a Toronto lawyer representing one of the accused, refuses to call Jae-Kap Song a “pastor” or “reverend,” saying instead that he was the leader of a cult with branches in Canada’s Greater Toronto Area and South Korea.

Song’s legal woes increased this month, when three former members of his congregation — who are facing criminal charges in Canada — successfully pressed authorities in South Korea to lay charges against Song.

Alleged gang rapists free on bail

Jae-Gap Song Police say the suspects got to know the victims through a Korean community church in North Toronto.

Journalist Jay Jung, a reporter for Korea Times Daily, began investigating the church after members, including the suspects, recently broke away from the congregation.

“They felt Pastor Song had done something wrong and it was not right,” Jung said.