Saturday, April 27, 2024

Preliminary hearing Monday for alleged Mac County cult leader, accused of forcible rape of 10-year-old girl

The preliminary hearing for a former McDonald County pastor who was alleged to be the ringleader of a sex cult in 2006 is scheduled to be held 1 p.m. Monday in McDonald County Circuit Court.

Raymond Lambert II, 69, whose address is listed as Washburn in court files, is charged with forcible rape of a 10-year-old in the summer of 2013 and four counts of statutory sodomy. 

The prosecution is being conducted by the McDonald County Prosecuting Attorney's office and a special prosecutor from the Missouri Attorney General's office.

(Photo- Raymond Lambert, front, is shown during a court hearing in 2006.)

The allegations against Lambert include the following:

-Rape- Lambert allegedly forced the 10-year-old girl to have sex with him in a shed in the summer of 2013 after pushing her against the wall and grabbing her hair.

-Statutory sodomy- According to the complaint, between 2002 and 2004, Lambert reached into the pants of an underage boy and performed a sex act.

-Statutory sodomy- Lambert allegedly compelled an underage girl to perform an oral sex act on him while he touched her genitalia between 2002 and 2004

-Statutory sodomy- The complaint says Lambert committed the same crime mentioned in the previous paragraph with the girl on another occasion between 2002 and 2004.

Statutory sodomy- Lambert committed the same crime with a different underage girl in 1995, according to the complaint.

Felony charges against Lambert were filed in 2006, but were dismissed according to the McDonald County prosecuting attorney due to witnesses being reluctant to testify, though an attorney for the witnesses said that was not the case.

A McDonald County grand jury indicted Lambert in February 2008, charging him with four counts of child molestation, three counts of statutory sodomy and one count of child abuse in connection with ritual sex abuse of children.

Janice Durbin, who was McDonald County prosecuting attorney at the time, dismissed charges against Lambert June 10, 2008, again citing reluctance of witnesses.

At the time the charges were filed against him, Lambert was minister of the Grand Valley Independent Baptist Church. Lambert and the church were located in what media described as a "compound" in rural McDonald County. Approximately 100 attended the church, which was termed a "cult" at that time and was not connected to any official Baptist organization.


Anonymous said...

Glad they’re finally calling them cult leaders instead of pastors. Tax free cults at that

Anonymous said...

🔥 ⛪ 🔥

Anonymous said...

Independent Baptist churches are known for this.

Anonymous said...

But I was told i needed to worry about drag queens being around kids!?!

Anonymous said...

Take this Sick Bastard Out to the Woods and do some Frontier Justice on him.

Yes, anybody can start a Church or a Non-Profit Organization, and start collecting Non-Taxable Money and get an Unbelievable Number of Free Tax Write-Offs.

The Interesting thing is 60% Plus of most Hospitals are Non-Profit. Nearly two-thirds of our nation’s 5,000 hospitals, or around 3,900, call themselves nonprofit, a designation that allows them to avoid paying taxes. Unlike for-profit companies, including for-profit hospitals, nonprofit hospitals pay no taxes. They pay no property tax, no state or federal income tax, and no sales tax.

In exchange, these charitable organizations are supposed to plough what they would have paid in taxes back into the community, largely by way of lowering healthcare costs or providing free care for those who can’t otherwise afford it.

But that’s not what happens.

Instead, those would-be tax dollars go into seven-figure executive salaries, boondoggle retreats, extravagant galas, private jets, billboard ads, skyboxes, offshore bank accounts, and to fund special interest lobbyists whose job it is to make sure Congress keeps the sweet deal the way it is.

Meanwhile, these same “charitable” institutions send patients struggling to pay high medical bills to collections and put liens on their houses.

In fact, one 2019 study found 66.5 percent of all personal bankruptcies were tied to medical bills.

Anonymous said...

Bad and Sick People come in all shapes and sizes, they are in every political association, every religious association, and every job / vocation - but this does not mean that all individuals in the above associations or any vocation are all bad, corrupt, or evil. Some People are just Sick, Perverted, and Twisted, part of Human Nature.

Anonymous said...

You pick up on that but not the fact this sick b@stard destroyed lives and cases were dismissed by prosecuting atty TWICE!

Anonymous said...

We need to be tough on Crime and Criminals. Tired of Probation and Backroom Deals - Charge them, Arrest them, Sentence them, and put them in jail.

Anonymous said...

Well round here we got a lot of bad touch preachers

Anonymous said...

This country is in deep trouble. Between cults and white nationalism, no one is safe from conspiracy nutjobs who justify pedophilia and orange Jesus. All of you MAGAt losers are extraordinary ignorant and misinformed of the truth. You are the reason this country is declining.

Anonymous said...

Abuse in the Catholic Church Vs. Other Religions.

Sexual abuse is not a problem solely within the Catholic Church. Unfortunately, several religious orders have sexual abuse accusations.

Clergy and other staff within the Protestant Church have seen an average of 260 accusations of sexual abuse per year between 1987 and 2007.

Lutherans have had to deal with accusations of child pornography, sexual abuse, and rape.
Brooklyn’s Haredi Jewish community has come under scrutiny several times for failing to report cases of abuse.

The Southern Baptist Church has seen hundreds of accusations of abuse by clergy.

The Mormon Church has also had its fair share of accusations of abuse and was even linked to covering up sexual assault within the Boy Scouts of America.

A 2020 report on the Anglican Church found that the church consistently failed to properly respond to victims of abuse and, in some cases, even worsened their trauma.

Anonymous said...

It's almost like organized religion is a haven for pedos.

Anonymous said...

It's almost like the more an organized religion believes it is the only religion that is chosen to be getting and spreading the 'true word', the more it is a haven for all types of sexual abuse.

Most all of the wingnut Baptists believe only in the King James Version.

Anonymous said...

Pedophiles / Sex Offenders hide in Organizations that these predators consider as “safe havens,” Churches, Schools, and Youth Organizations, with trusting, forgiving adults and easy access to children.

Saving children from abuse “is really our moral obligation,” and, defines whether or not we are a Christian/Protestant, Catholic, Mormon, Jewish, Etc.,

Protect Your Children they are your Greatest Gift.