An eastern Kentucky pastor, Jeremy Dewayne Caraway has been charged with sexually abusing a child. Caraway, age 36, was book into the Harlan County, Kentucky Detention Center and charged with two counts of second degree rape, sexual abuse, sodomy and unlawful transaction with a minor. The girl that Caraway is charged with raping in under the age of 14 and was a member of the Loyall Church of God. Caraway is a pastor in that church.
The rape victim and her family may be able to pursue civil damages against the church, in addition to civil damages against Caraway. The legal claims would seek to recover emotional distress, pain & suffering, and medical & therapy bills for the minor child. This case would also be considered an assault and battery case. In cases where young children suffer sexual assaults, they have a need for a tremendous amount of therapy to overcome the emotional trauma of what has happened to them. The emotional scars can last a lifetime and have negative effects upon employment and relationships.