A 49-year-old Blue Springs man is charged with lewd and lascivious conduct after allegedly fondling teenage and preteen relatives while living in Vermont, according to the Burlington Free Press.
The police reports are full of creepy allegations against Paul Cool, but this story from one of the victims is probably the most sickening:
"He told her he knew from God that she was doing things to make an evil spirit enter her in her pubic area and that he had to touch her pubic area to pray the evil out of her," the teen told police, according to the affidavit.
The alleged victim said she initially tried to tell Cool not to touch her and asked if they could just pray, but he rejected her request. She said she did not tell her mother what Cool did until this year because she "feared what God would do to her if she told anyone."
The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests claims Cool, 49, was baptized and ordained as an elder in the Vermont Mormon Church and moved to Vermont in 2005.