A Surrey Christian Pastor and his wife have just been charged with over 28 counts of sex offences.
The offences cover a period that began in 2015 and carried on through until May of 2017 when the couple was arrested.
The couple was arrested back in May and then released under strict conditions; however, charges have been pressed and police are asking victims to come forward with information regarding the crimes.
Police appealing for more potential victims to come forward after sexual assault charges laid against Samuel Emerson & Madelaine Emerson. pic.twitter.com/loMJDwcJPd
— Surrey RCMP (@SurreyRCMP) October 3, 2017
Surrey residents were also recently shocked to discover that the infamous Balcony rapist was living amongst them in the Fleetwood area.
Multiple Charges For Surrey Pastor And Wife
Samuel Emerson, 34, of the Cloverdale Christian Fellowship Church has been charged with 13 counts of sexual assault, 11 counts of being in a position of authority and touching a person for a sexual purpose, and one count of sexual touching of a person younger than 16, according to an RCMP news release.
Madelaine Emerson, 37, faces one charge each of sexual assault, being in a position of authority and touching a person for a sexual purpose, and threats to cause death or bodily harm.
The couple have 5 children of their own, and Samuel’s parents are listed as senior pastors at the church.
His father, Randy Emerson, told CBC that “the allegations have split the congregation, reducing it from about 250 people in May to 60 today.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.