Megachurch Worker's Excuse for Raping Child: 'No One Is Perfect'

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Chris DenmanAs long as I live, there will never be an excuse "good enough" for raping a child. But the reason former megachurch janitor Chris Denman gave to a judge for the rape of a 13-year-old girl in a church stairwell and the abuse of two other young girls is especially chilling. Before being sentenced to 55 years in prison, Denman announced, "No one is perfect."

I want to be shocked by Denman's hubris. Sadly, I'm not. Infuriated, but not shocked.

In addition to violating this one girl, Denman also propositioned a 12-year-old and molested a 15-year-old. We are not talking about a man who has a grasp on right and wrong here. He's accepted that he's headed for prison, even welcomes it, but still, Denman threw out the Bible verse, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

That's a misuse of the quote if there ever was one!

Denman sounds like a classic psychopath (hence that 55-year prison sentence). His refusal to truly accept blame, acting as if he's just a regular ol' person who got caught only hammers home why he needs to go away for a very, very long time.

Sexual violence, in particular, is carried out by a perpetrator trying to exert power or control over a victim. The "yeah, so what, everyone screws up" attitude fits right in with the psyche of a man who would take advantage of someone else, someone weaker and unable to defend themselves.

Maybe we'd all be more comforted if Denman put up a real excuse, something along the lines of "I was abused as a child." But I doubt it. A "better" excuse wouldn't change anything. Three innocent kids were hurt here. And the man who did it belongs in prison.

What do you make of Chris Denman's words?

 

Image via Tulsa County Sheriff's Office

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Carmen Ruth

Nobody may be perfect, but if Jesus really said that anyone who leads a child into sin will be better off having a millstone tied around his neck and cast into the sea, then when this man has to stand before God and account for what he did, there will not be a single excuse or explanation Denman can give that will satisfy Him.  Being imperfect doesn't mean deliberately brutalizing children because they get off on it.

nonmember avatar donna heginger

i think he should be thrown into general population when he gets to prison but they wont do that anymore because of his rights. Really?

Heather Sanchez

I wouldnt be comforted by any excuse and not that this is any excuse but I dont think anyone who rapes a child or adult is in their right mind.

nonmember avatar Elaina

Ummmmmmm.....ummmmmmm.....WHAT?i am speechless

nonmember avatar jason

Hes gna have somthing that looks like stones casted at him in prison but they will b the balls of a big black man slapping on his chin

Refur... Refurbished

It doesn't take perfection to prevent someone from raping a child. 

nonmember avatar jason

Hes gna have somthing that looks like stones casted at him in prison but they will b the balls of a big black man slapping on his chin

Stacy Goodwin Avant

If that were my child,he would be better off in prison(general population),than if they were to let me get my hands on him!! God help him...I would not have any mercy.

nonmember avatar Brett

I say just put a bullet in him and be done with it.

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