Posted January 29, 2014 by The Underground Staff in Commentary and News
 
 

Missionary jailed for sexually abusing indigenous girls in the Amazon

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A Florida-based former Christian missionary was sentenced to 58 years in federal prison recently for sexually abusing girls and filming the acts.

According to the Daily Mail, Warren Scott Kennell, 45, a missionary with the Sanford-based New Tribes Mission, befriended and abused indigenous girls while establishing a church with the Katukina tribe in the Amazon.

Homeland Security began investigating Kennell after they got a tip that he’d posted pictures on a website that allowed people to trade child pornography.

Ex-Christian missionary is jailed for 58 years after he sexually abused indigenous girls for child porn while setting up a church in the Amazon

Convicted creep: Warren Kennell, a Florida-based former Christian missionary, pictured, was sentenced Tuesday to 58 years in federal prison for sexually abusing girls who were part of an indigenous tribe in the Amazon and filming the acts

Kennell was arrested in Orlando in May. Investigators found more than 940 images of child pornography on his computer’s hard drive.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tanya Davis Wilson said Kennell abused his position as a missionary ‘in the most horrendous way.’

After his arrest, Kennell pleaded guilty to two counts of production of child pornography and during his sentencing, he apologized to the victims and his family.

“I’ve hurt a lot of people,” he said.

New Tribes Mission is one of the largest Christian missionary organizations in the world.


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