So they're going to arrest the "church's leadership team" too, right?

A volunteer magician and puppeteer who worked with a children’s ministry at Westgate Chapel in Edmonds is accused of fondling a young parishioner during Sunday school and sneaking his camera up the skirts of unsuspecting girls and women. Prosecutors on Tuesday charged Terry Jensen, 55, of Edmonds, with first-degree child molestation and two counts of attempted voyeurism.

The incidents date back to 2006, when an 8-year-old girl reported that Jensen fondled her three times during a class, according to court papers. The girl told her mother, who reported the incident to church officials. Jensen allegedly apologized to the girl during a meeting facilitated at the time by the church and attended by the girl, her mother and the church’s leadership team, Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Adam Cornell wrote.

The girl reported that Jensen “got down on one knee” and asked the girl for another chance, court papers said.

The man wanted another chance and Westgate Chapel's "leadership team" made sure he got one:

Church officials did go to police in January, when Jensen was confronted again with allegations of sexual impropriety with parishioners. Prosecutors allege that Jensen used a small camera to take pictures up the skirts of women and girls at church and on business trips.

And I'm sorry, leadership team, but this doesn't cut it:

Church officials on Tuesday said that Jensen didn’t confess to any criminal activity during the [original] meeting. Church leaders know that they must report any allegations of abuse against children and would have called police if they believed a crime occurred.

So because the POS didn't "confess" when his victim was brought before him—he simply asked for forgiveness and "another chance" (!)—that somehow nullified the church's legal obligation to report ANY allegations of abuse?

So these motherfuckers at Westgate Chapel didn't report a alleged sex crime which they are required to do by law, further traumatized the victim by forcing her to meet with and forgive (!) a man she feared, and made it possible for this piece of shit to go on to victimize other women and girls.

Arrest them all.

UPDATE: Here's Westgate Chapel's leadership team...

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