On April 1st 2015 at the link below, Greg Reseck, HEAD ELDER, of Cedar Brook Adventist Church in Port Townsend claims "You’re innocent until proven guilty," Greg Reseck said. "I’d like to hope he’s innocent. That’s all I can say." Seen at the link below.
So he seems that Greg Reseck had a conscience at one point. He hopes the guy is innocent, but then on April 3rd, 2016, a few days later he says .. " even if he's convicted, I will still consider him my friend,"
So he hoped he was innocent but calls him a friend either way? And this is a Church Elder? Really?
Here is the King 5 news HORRIFIC Quote from Greg Reseck of Port Townsend;
""As a Christian, God loves the sinner but hates the sin. But even if he's convicted, I will still consider him my friend," said Greg Reseck, a teacher from Cedar Brook Adventist Church in Port Townsend."
Here is another local news quote;
"KING 5 was contacted by a former parent at the school who noticed Allison was too close to the kids and told the school about it back in October. Pekar says the church addressed the issue with Allison at the time.
"Our school board chairman had talked with him, and he had been spoken to by our church authorities about 'over-familiarity,' mostly hugging at that point," she said.
Source of the Above
The Church Did NOT address the ISSUE.
You don't take a potential child molester aside and say hey stop hugging the kids so much. So then the guy will stop letting other adults see his actions. The CHURCH should have and could have done more and ARE, in my opinion, LIABLE in every way.
What else was Douglas Allison doing to those children he was to friendly too? Sure looks like MASSIVE neglect to me on the part of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Clearly they knew this man was a threat in this way and they did nothing?
Did they even check his record in California, were there past accusations?
Were the parents notified of this complaint or this "Our school board chairman had talked with him, and he had been spoken to by our church authorities about 'over-familiarity,' mostly hugging at that point," ? I say you folks have SERIOUS Liability if you did not warn the children's parents so they could prudently protect their children, have that INFORMED choice.
WHY don't CHURCH Schools, Public Schools, and any so many other places, people, families NOT taking these warning signs serious? WHY WHY WHY ?
See Something. Say Something. DO SOMETHING.
You don't ask a criminal suspect, hey man did ya do it, nope sure didn't ok. Then you move on. The CHURCH should have investigated not just talked to the suspect.
They were praying for hours over all this according to the link below? WHY didn't the church get rid of him when they first knew he was too friendly?
This report on April 1st, 2016, Horrific Crimes Against Children, reports that Douglas Allison Admitted To Raping those children, yet in the article linked above, on April 3rd, you see Greg Reseck, HEAD ELDER, of Cedar Brook Adventist Church in Port Townsend proclaiming "You’re innocent until proven guilty," Greg Reseck said. "I’d like to hope he’s innocent. That’s all I can say." Douglas had already admitted to rape. If Greg Reseck is this out of touch I hope he is not around any children and he has NO BUSINESS being the Elder of any church.
Allison should have already been on Administrative Leave after the first accusations. The Seventh-Day Adventist Church is clearly negligent in my personal opinion and I personally hope they are sued for millions and next time they take this stuff seriously.