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Firefighters among those accused for not reporting child abuse

Police, firefighters and other professionals were expected to report the alleged abuse of children by a church pastor


By Leslie Parrilla
The Press Enterprise

CORONA, Calif. — Former members of a Corona church where the pastor is accused of child abuse say a police officer, firefighter and other professionals failed to protect children from psychological and physical harm, even though those professionals are trained to report child abuse.

The professionals - "mandated reporters" required by state law to report child abuse if they learn about it while working - may have failed to act because they were torn between the law and a church culture. Ex-members contend the Heart of Worship church, led by Pastor Lonny Remmers, allowed mental, emotional and physical abuse of children and discouraged anyone from questioning it.

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