Approximately one month after he was convicted and jurors recommended he spend five months in prison for five counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor, Jordan Baird, a Christian pop singer and the son of Senior Pastors David and Jo Ann Baird of The Life Church in Virginia, was sentenced to eight months in jail Wednesday.
Jordan’s legal troubles started July 7, 2016, when detectives from the Special Victims Unit of the Prince William County Police Department in Virginia responded to investigate inappropriate contact, which was reported to have occurred at Life Church in Manassas in 2015.
Detectives say Baird, identified as a youth pastor at the church, sent inappropriate text messages and inappropriately touched a 16-year-old female multiple times between January and September 2015. The contact allegedly took place at the church.
The teenager in the case, who is now 19, and her mother delivered impact statements in court Wednesday which were both published on Nathan’s Voice here and here. In the statements, the women confronted Jordan and his family about the way they were treated after they decided to seek justice.
“You stole the foundation of safety we laid for 16 years for our daughter. You stole the 10 years that our daughter served at that church, the relationships that were built, the memories have all been tainted,” the mother of the teenager, identified as Morgan, told Jordan, 26, in court as she spoke directly to him.
“They don’t even belong to her anymore,” Morgan’s mom said of her daughter’s memories. “Her life for those 10 years has been completely erased because of what you and your family have done to her. God forbid anything were to happen to Morgan, because there would hardly be anyone to even come to her funeral.”
She alleged in her statement that the Baird family aligned themselves with Satan to demonize Morgan when they sought to hold Jordan accountable for sexually abusing her. Instead of helping to provide comfort and justice, she said the church tried to cover-up what Jordan did and turned the congregation against them.
“How do you return to a child the history that has been stolen from her at the hands of evil? How do you ever replace the memories she had there that were good? Replace all the friends that she made that have now abandoned her? Even all of her pictures have reminders of all of the people who have betrayed her. Let me tell you how, YOU DON’T! We are constantly reminded of what we have lost, and it is irreplaceable,” Morgan’s mom said.
Click here to read more.
Source: Christian Post