Megachurch Pastor Les Hughey Scandal: 3 More Women Make Sexual Abuse Accusations

    Updated: April 30, 2018 at 10:44 am EST  See Comments

    At least three more young women have come forward to make sexual abuse accusations against Les Hughey, the founder of Highlands Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, after he was placed on leave on Sunday.

    The Modesto Bee, which on Saturday published a report sharing the stories of four women who say that Hughey took advantage of them sexually decades ago when they were teens, reported on Monday that now three more women are alleging abuse.

    Juliet Buckner Pekaar said that much like the other women, Hughey groped her in the 1970s while he was a youth pastor in California.

    “It was definitely sexual — almost naked, touching body parts,” Pekaar shared. “Fondling? Yeah. He went right up to there.”

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