I am grateful that he will be sentenced for his behavior, and that there will be hard consequences for him in real time. At the same time, I would urge that the civil penalties applied would be measured and limited. I have a good hope that Steven has genuinely repented, and that he will continue to deal with this to become a productive and contributing member of society.
The session now deems it necessary to further inform you, the members of the body of Christ at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, OPC, concerning the nature of the offenses Steven has committed. Ten days ago, in Latah County, Idaho, Steven entered a plea of ‘guilty’ to the charge of lewd conduct with a minor under sixteen years of age, which is a felony. . . .
Confidential: For members of Emmanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church only. Please do not share this information with anyone who is not a member of Emmanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church. If you have questions or concerns, please contact one of the elders. The session will give further instructions at a later time. . . .