MiamiHerald / A 7-year-old’s allegation that a Winter Haven pastor exposed his “private spot” to her led to the man admitting he raped a preteen girl in the 1990s, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office says.
David Cooper, 43, faces a charge of sexual battery on a victim under 12 in the older case and a charge of lewd and lascivious exhibition on a victim under 12 in the case from the last few months.
Neither the girl nor the now-adult woman accusing Cooper of sexual crimes met the pastor through his work with Mountain Movers Ministries.
“The small church with the big faith,” as the church refers to itself on its website , lists Cooper as its pastor and says it began in May 2015 with six members. State of Florida records list Cooper as the church’s president and say he incorporated the church in April 2017.