Victims sue church, youth minister and elder in criminal sex case
A civil lawsuit filed Monday names Michael Parsons and Frederick Daack as defendants. Parsons was a youth minister at Milburn Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Daack was an elder there. The two face criminal sex charges involving two underage teenage girls who are sisters.
In June, Daack accepted an offer from the commonwealth to serve three years in prison, followed by five years probation. He must also register as a sex offender. Parsons has pleaded not guilty and is set to go to trial in March of 2016. One of the victims bore Parsons’ child.
Both sisters are now 18. They’re suing Parsons and Daack, Milburn Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian and several other church organizations.
We should note, the two suing are now adults, but we are not identifying them because they were underage when these crimes happened.
The lawsuit reads the sisters are "respectfully demanding": damages for past and future mental and physical pain and medical expenses; punitive damages; trial by jury. The amount of damages is not specified in the lawsuit.
The victims’ attorney, Mark Bryant, says they are not commenting on this right now.
To read the lawsuit, click here.