Arkansas Pastor Accused of Starving and Abusing "Possessed" Toddler.
This is one of the worst cases that we've ever had to report. An Arkansas pastor is in jail today facing multiple drug charges BUT NOT the charges pertaining to a young boy found emaciated.
According to TheCabin, Arkansas detective Brittani Little launched an investigation against Lloyd Eddie Lasker Jr. following a Sept. 18 welfare check request. The request was concerning a 1-year-old boy who was at the House of Refuge and Deliverance church in Mayflower with his mother and Lasker on the day in question.
When the officer responded, she noted the child had “multiple bruises from head to toe and was life threateningly emaciated.”
The child’s mother claimed the nearly-2-year-old child “was possessed by a demon.”
The boy, who suffered “a brain bleed and extreme malnourishment, was taken to a nearby hospital and admitted into the ICU on Sept. 18,” according to a search warrant affidavit. Court records show that Little requested the warrant to search the church for drugs and firearms and any evidence regarding a possible domestic battery charge against Lasker.
Lasker wasn't arrested until a few days later.
When questioned by the detective on Sept. 22, the Mayflower pastor admitted he had performed exorcisms on the child. The pastor also said “he has used meth in the church several times,” including with the child in question’s mother and “many other members in the church,” the detective wrote in her search warrant request.
Lasker allegedly told authorities that if the church were searched, they would likely find more meth or the residue thereof. Of course they searched and found just what they were looking for. Lasker was taken into police custody on September 22 after being pulled over at a gas station. Reports say that 53-year-old Timothy Bynum, was driving the vehicle, and both Bynum and Lasker were charged with possession of drugs.
Thus far Lasker has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class C felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class D felony; and possession of firearms by certain persons, a Class D felony; after authorities reportedly found about 4 grams of meth and a glass pipe in his truck, which is registered under the House of Refuge and Deliverance church. At this moment he doesn't face any charges concerning the child abuse. He is now free on $7,500 bond.
Parents, not all of these religious leaders have your best interest at heart. God didn't just give us shepherds, He also gave us common sense. If it doesn't seem right to you, PRAY TO GOD YOURSELF for clarity and move accordingly.
These people sound like they were two steps from Jonestown!