Monday, September 18, 2006

Witness: Johnston threatened to 'dig up dirt' on her and her family

Grandview Baptist Church North pastor George Otis Johnston threatened a young woman with repercussions if she filed a complaint against him for sexually abusing her, the girl said during a protection order hearing today in McDonald County Circuit Court. According to John Ford's article posted earlier today on the Neosho Daily News website:

In testimony presented this morning, the woman said while she was in Florida earlier this summer, Johnston spoke with her via cell-phone. The woman said she was threatened that if she filed charges against Johnston, he would “do all he could to dig up dirt” against her and members of her family.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope that she said "Bring it on bastard."

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I probably shouldn't have used that word....but it just makes me FURIOUS!

Anonymous said...

You are right: this guy is a BASTARD. As far as I'm concerned, I don't care if you used the word bastard, because that's exactly what this guy is. As far as him "diggin up dirt" that is a joke. The only "dirt" that this guy may have is concerning him and the girl's mother, who had an "affair" if you want to call it that. Besides, the girl has already told the authorities about that piece of information.

Anonymous said...

Good people, I think we've only seen the very tip of this iceberg. I've been present when reporters have asked prosecutors and investigators if they expect more charges. Each time, they say they can't comment on that. Sounds like more victims are in the woodwork. I just hope they come forward to law enforcement so the full truth can come out and we get these monsters behind bars where they belong.