Sex Offender Bible Study Teacher Charged With Rape, Accused Of Brainwashing Girl [Videos, Photos]

An Oklahoma convicted sex offender and Bible study teacher has been arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl for more than a year and documenting the abuse by creating illegal child pornography. According to a report by NewsOK, the victim stated the abuse continued for 16 months, consisted of oral sex and rape, and that she had felt the perpetrator, sex offender Donnie Ray Schultz, had brainwashed her.

The NewsOK report described the charges Schultz faced after being taken into custody.

“Donnie Ray Schultz, 45, of Del City, was charged Monday in Oklahoma County District Court with 19 counts of second-degree rape, 31 counts of forcible oral sodomy, one count of manufacturing child pornography, one count of possession of obscene material involving the participation of a minor under the age of 18 and engaging in a pattern of criminal offenses in two or more counties.”

Read the full list of charges facing Donnie Ray Schultz at the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office.

Donnie Schultz Charges

According to Busted Offenders, Donnie Ray Schultz was a registered sex offender and convicted of second-degree rape in 1995. So how did a convicted, registered sex offender end up volunteering as a Bible study teacher? How did he have access to a young girl for more than 16 months, and according to police reports, possibly abuse additional victims?

NewsOK reported that the sex offender met the victim while volunteering as a Bible study teacher at Calvary Christian Church. He is described as a self-employed handyman who was married with at least one child. He was registered as a sex offender until at least 2013, and the church knew about his past and previous rape conviction. According to the report, there were times that Schultz picked up the victim from her school then brought her to various locations in order to rape her. The victim stated that he would use computers and smart phones to record the abuse. The F.B.I. may file separate charges against Schultz due to the child pornography obtained from his computer. Authorities say they found videos featuring Schultz and the victim verifying her story. Other images and videos of child pornography were also found on Schultz’ computer.

Equally disturbing as the allegations is that the church welcomed a known sex offender and put him into a position of authority by letting become a volunteer Bible study teacher. NewsOK obtained a statement from Calvary Christian Church, where the spokesperson emphatically emphasized that Schultz had not been a paid employee. They also learned how Schultz came to be accepted by the church.

“The spokesman said Schultz has attended the church for almost 19 years. Before Schultz joined, the pastor from his previous church reached out to Calvary Christian Church.”

“Calvary church officials were informed Schultz was a sex offender but were told they should allow him to join and that they could trust him, the spokesman said.”

Just how church members and leaders should treat sex offenders seems to be a bit of a mystery to those from the upper echelons of the Catholic church to smaller, independent Christian churches. While some leaders may want to put those with troubled pasts in positions of authority, that isn’t always the best or safest move. Learning that Schultz was part of the church for nearly 20 years is disturbing. As authorities suspect, there are additional victims, one can only fathom how much access to children Schultz had. It begs the question of what churches should do when sex offenders claim they are repentant, changed and have stopped their abusive, criminal ways.

In many cases, people are unaware that someone may be capable of committing crimes against children, but this was not the case. The church had full awareness of Donnie Schultz’ previous conviction and claimed to have “lowered their guard” so to speak based upon the words of another pastor. Should churches be more wary of the people who walk into their congregations claiming to be “saved” or “born again?”

The crimes Schultz is charged with are staggering; but to think that he was ever put in a position of authority is even more troubling.

The allegations and charges against Schultz are not just those of someone who may have slipped up one time or behaved inappropriately with a minor, as if that isn’t bad enough. What is being alleged with Schultz is predatory behavior. Sexual predators not only befriend their victims, but groom them over a long period of time in order to keep them silent while the abuse continues. News OK reported about the abuse timeline and how the victim stated she felt “brainwashed” by Schultz.

“The girl, now 16, told “a teacher at Del City High School … that she felt brainwashed by the suspect Shultz,” Del City police reported.

The sexual relationship began July 29, 2014, and the sex continued until as recent as Nov. 15, police reported.

The following video is from Pattie Fitzgerald of Safely Ever After. She provides valid tips for those who want to protect their children from sexual abuse and offenders.

[Photo Credit/Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office]