A Corona pastor and two other men were arrested Tuesday for allegedly kidnapping and torturing a 13-year-old boy as part of a discipline regimen.
The teen’s mother brought the boy to a men’s group, operated by Heart of Worship Ministry, for help with discipline on March 18 after he was accused of molesting another kid. But we doubt she anticipated the group would help “discipline” her son in the following horrifying manner.
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Nick Craig, 22, and Darryll Jeter, 28, took the boy on a field trip to Barstow where they ordered him to dig a grave, reportsÂ CBS LAÂ . They allegedly proceeded to beat the teenager with a shovel and torture him.Â Press-EnterpriseÂ Â says the boy was also pepper-sprayed during the ordeal.
Corona police Capt. Jerry Rodriguez told the publication the boy was also threatened with death and half-buried.
The duo then took the boy to Pastor Lonnie Remmers’ home forÂ bible studyÂ a round of plier-pinching.
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All three men remained in county jail Tuesday night; bail is set at $1 million each. Craig and Jeter are being held on suspicion of kidnapping, torture, child abuse and conspiracy. Remmers is being held on suspicion of torture, child abuse and conspiracy.