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Church slapped with $37 million lawsuit after volunteer raped 3-year-old boy in bathroom

By Mason White 3:42 AM December 2, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A church was slapped with a multi-million dollars lawsuit after one of their volunteers raped a 3-year-old boy in the bathroom of the house of worship, according to court documents in Tennessee.

The 19-year-old volunteer of Brentwood, pleaded guilty to sexual battery in connection with the rape of the 3-year-old boy.

Now, the family of the boy is seeking $37 million in compensation from the Fellowship Bible Church. According to the police investigation, the family left the boy at the Children’s Ministry while they went to pray.

During that time, the volunteer raped the boy in the bathroom.

The church leaders urged the family not to file a criminal complaint with the police. They also tried to hide the truth about the rape from other members of the church.

The family, who had been members of the church for 12 years, is suing for negligent failure to provide a safe environment for a child.

The family wants $22.5 million for the victim, as well as $5 million each for the husband, wife and daughter, who also attended the church at the time of the incident.