Harrell still remembers the minister's stuffed monkey, which was used to "break the ice," he said.
Details have not been disclosed, but SBC officials said they had "no reason to suspect any legal impropriety.
John Neal Forse is a registered sex offender.
Some were urged to forgive their abusers or to get abortions.
It was there that Tiffany Thigpen said she met Gilyard, who she said later "viciously" attacked her.
That allows a young victim to have almost zero defenses.
The Illinois investigation was prompted by a sweeping grand jury report in August that revealed credible allegations against more than suspected predator priests and identified over 1, victims of child sex abuse covered up for decades by the Catholic Church in the state of Pennsylvania.
The preliminary results of an investigation that began in August found more than additional priests and clergy members with sexual abuse allegations in the Midwestern state's six dioceses -- a total of at least accused.
To try to measure the problem, the newspapers collected and cross-checked news reports, prison records, court records, sex offender registries and other documents.