Category: Dominion Christian Centre

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[Renato Brun Del Re] Kidnapping or rescuing daughter? Court case pits family against what they allege is a cult

A well-respected Ontario couple — a family doctor and his teacher wife — are at the centre of bizarre kidnapping allegations in a case that could spark debate about whether parents are justified in breaking the law if they believe their child is in peril. Dr. Renato Brun Del Re, his wife, Lucie, their son and several friends will appear in court in Hamilton today on kidnapping charges for their desperate efforts to remove their daughter, who is now 23, from what they believe is a cult operating in downtown Hamilton.

[Renato Brun Del Re] Three more charged in kidnapping and deprogramming case

Hamilton police have charged three more persons in connection with a bizarre kidnapping incident near a Hamilton church three years ago. Each person is charged with forcible confinement, which carries up to 10 years in prison if convicted. This brings to six the number of people charged, after an alleged attempt to deprogram a woman who joined the Dominion Christian Centre (DCC) on Park Street North in Hamilton.

Involuntary Deprogramming: Doctor facing kidnap charges

A Mississauga doctor and his son are facing charges of kidnapping and forcible confinement after an alleged attempt to deprogram a woman who joined an evangelical Christian group in Hamilton. Meanwhile, members of the Christian group denies allegations of being a religious cult. Hamilton police laid the charges in connection with the alleged abduction of a woman who joined the Dominion Christian Centre (DCC) three years ago. Police say the woman was snatched near the church just before Christmas and held 10 days before she was able to escape. Dr. Renato Brun Del Re, 53, a family physician in Mississauga,

Family members charged with kidnapping in alleged effort to deprogram ‘cult’ victim

A Hamilton charismatic evangelical Christian group at the centre of a kidnapping case denies it is a religious cult. Hamilton police have charged members of a Milton family with abduction after an alleged attempt to deprogram a family member who joined the Dominion Christian Centre (DCC) on Park Street North three years ago. Police say the woman was snatched from Park Street near the church just before Christmas and held 10 days before she was able to escape. Investigators say her family believes she was the victim of a cult. Pastor Peter Rigo, a former painter and decorator who founded