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boona | 22:22 Thu 15th Sep 2016 | Religion & Spirituality
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So recently I have found out that a Youth leader at church has been having an "affair" for two years with a 19yr old volnurable adult from the same church. He has been reported to the authorities and I am just wondering what the outcome may be?

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Far too few facts to get a meaningful answer I'm afraid.
Providing they are both over 18, I don't think there is a lot that the authorities can do. Unless ofcourse, with vulnerable you mean not mentally capable of making a sound decision.
"just wondering what the outcome may be?"
Hopefully just good.
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Volnurable as in been sexually abused as a youngster, the girl will have been 16-17yrs old when it started.
If she was 16 or 17 when the affair began, is capable of making her own decisions and hasn't complained, I can't see that the authorities will be interested. It's her choice.
Is this the church authorities or the police?
Did he tell her it would make Jesus cry . . . if she didn't?
Surely a youth leader at a church, a person with authority within a virtuous institution, would be the ideal person for a vulnerable adult to have a relationship with. Do not see the problem.
Boona, if it has been reported to someone in authority I'm sure they'll look into all the details surrounding this - if you are still concerned speak to someone in charge yourself.
sounz like a vulnerable adult may need safeguarding
sort of like

http://www.merton.gov.uk/health-social-care/adult-social-care/safeguarding-adults.htm

the only think I would do is make sure it has been reported
and not that someone thought they might but didnt
Not sure what "Vulnerable" means in this context, and like Zacs, I think there are far too few facts here to be useful.
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Teacher at a school befriends a young student (student subject to previous sexual abuse and alcoholic mother) and invites her into her home, said student moves in and lives with the teacher and husband and kids ( regular attends church with them). Husband (who is also a youth leader at church) has an affair with student and gets found out 2YRS later.. student is now 19yrs so the affair would have started when she was 17yrs
i can't relly see anything "wrong" here It's an age old story of older man has affair with younger woman - hppens all the time!
More like a 'normal' extramarital affair then?
Unless you know more I can't see it as more than just another cheating husband who's got caught out.
Legally no law has been broken, morally well that's a different story!
Don't mean to sound harsh but many victims of abuse are not considered vulnerable.
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So the outcome could be nothing apart from being stripped of any responsibilities at church and that's it? Wow, this makes me so angry as he is was in a position of trust and has abused that position.
if you are suggesting she didn't consent, or is not capable of consenting then tht is a differnt matter of course. I can't see what lws have been broken tho
Sorry, but unless you can prove the 'vulnerable adult' was in such a poor mental state that she was incapable of consent there has been no law broken. The husband is a ' Barsteward' but that is not actually illegal.
Is it really any worse than the husband having an affair with his wife's best friend?
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I believe it has been reported to the authorities by the church. I'm guessing then his wife will be the one in trouble as she was the teacher who brought her home

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