Ex-members: Carson City ‘cult' hid sex crimes

CARSON CITY, Mich. (WOOD) — The founder of the Church at Carson City — a church recently vandalized with the spray-painted word "cult" — molested children decades ago, according to a report obtained by Target 8.

A church leader several years ago revealed that to sheriff's detectives, saying he believed it was never reported.

Former church members interviewed by Target 8 say that was only the beginning of unreported allegations of sexual abuse involving church-goers.

More than a dozen ex-church members told Target 8 they want others to know what happens at the Church at Carson City — shunning that breaks up families, beatings of children and alleged sex crimes they say have gone unreported for decades.

Those former members say they believe the church is a cult — something church leaders deny.

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