Pastor, registered sex offender attacks girl, family says - KCTV5 News

Grandmom: Pastor, registered sex offender attacks granddaughter

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A convicted rapist who worked as a pastor at a Kansas City church attacked a young girl, according to her family.

The mother and grandmother of the girl are demanding answers as to how a registered sex offender was allowed to serve at the church. They also fear that the man, who has not been charged, will strike again.

The girl's family has filed a lawsuit against the church. The girl's grandmother, identified only as Linda, said 48-year-old George Spencer molested her granddaughter in February.

Linda said Spencer was working as an associate pastor at the Greater Works CME Church.

"He said he wanted to take her downstairs and show her some music she was going to sing Sunday," Linda said. "And he had taken her into his office and held her there."

After learning about what her granddaughter said, Linda said she immediately contacted police and the church's pastor. She said she was shocked by the church's response.

"Nobody gave me any support, the bishop, the church, anybody," she said.

Michael Taylor, the church's pastor, declined to discuss the allegations.

"Anything I say would be just hearsay because I don't know," he said. "I've heard of some things, but at this time, I have to say no comment."

Taylor was not pastor at the time of the alleged incident.

In 1998, Spencer was convicted of raping a girl in Leavenworth, KS. He is listed as "non-compliant" on the Kansas sex offender website for failing to register as a sex offender. Authorities in Kansas are seeking him as a result.

Kansas City police confirmed that detectives want to speak with Spencer as a person of interest in connection with the reported molestation of the girl.

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