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New Tribes Mission Confronts '80s Sex-abuse Allegations

(UPDATED) New arrest accuses missionary of sexually abusing four children and creating pornography.

Update (June 6, 2013): According to the Orlando Sentinel, New Tribes Mission (NTM) missionary Warren Kennel has been arrested for alleged sexual abuse of children. After being detained at an airport in Orlando, Kennell told agents he molested four children and photographed the incidents while working with NTM in Brazil.

The arrest follows an NTM report released in 2010 (see below) that examined abuse allegations from the 1980s. CT recently noted developments in similar investigations at ABWE and Bob Jones University.


At least 50 children were sexually and physically abused at a boarding school in Senegal, Africa, in the 1980s, according to a new report.

The report estimates that 22 to 27 children whose parents were missionaries for Florida-based New Tribes Mission were sexually abused while 35 were physically and emotionally abused.

New Tribes had retained Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE) to conduct the study and acknowledged that there was abuse. The report ...

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