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Former Seminary Professor Accused of Sexually Abusing Student

March 13, 2019
 
 

A former student at Louisville’s Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has accused a former professor of grooming and sexually abusing her for more than a decade, the Courier-Journal reported. Jennifer Lyell said the professor, David Sills, first “sexually acted” against her on a mission trip in 2004 when she was a 26-year-old master of divinity student and that the relationship continued until she was 38. Sills resigned last May from the seminary; he did not respond to the Courier-Journal’s request for comment. The president of the seminary, R. Albert Mohler Jr., described Lyell’s decision to go public with the allegations as a "brave and right thing to do."

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