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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
It begins a week from today.
Join us for a festive celebration. The Christmas at NorthStar Church Arts & Craft Show will be buzzing with activity on Fri., Nov. 30 and Sat., Dec. 1. There will be more than 75 arts and crafts exhibitors from all over the Southeast who have crafted, arranged, painted or built all the products themselves. A sample of products to be sold is jewelry, pottery, paintings, ornaments, apparel, one-of-a-kind gift items and more. It's a perfect time to enjoy good family fun and finish up your Christmas shopping. There will be delicious festival food to warm your insides, entertainment, free photos with Santa, children’s activities, marshmallows and smores. FAST FACTS Editor's note: This announcement was written by Bill Watson of JRM Management …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
He admitted that he molested nine boys, including two relatives.
Former NorthStar Church volunteer Cesar Pastrana will spend the rest of his life in prison after he pleaded guilty Friday to 10 counts of child molestation, four counts of aggravated child molestation and one count of aggravated sodomy. The 25-year-old Kennesaw man admitted in a Cobb County courtroom that he molested nine boys, including two relatives, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It was a different story than the one Pastrana initially told church officials when asked about an allegation of inappropriate conduct during a February church lock-in for middle and high school students. "We called Cesar in for a meeting," Rev. Mike Linch said at the time. "He denied the allegation but we immediately released him as a volunteer…
Saturday, May 5, 2012
The Cobb County grand jury expands on the charges against the NorthStar Church volunteer.
Former NorthStar Church volunteer Cesar Pastrana faces 15 counts of child molestation and aggravated child molestation under an indictment returned by the Cobb County grand jury, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The indictment reflects the growth of the case against the 25-year-old Kennesaw resident as Cobb County police have continued to investigate the North Cobb High School graduate's involvement with kids. Pastrana was arrested Feb. 10 on two counts of child molestation and two of aggravated child molestation after police said he molested a juvenile during a church lock-in at a private Acworth home Feb. 3 to 4. The warrants for those initial charges covered the lock-in and an August incident, according to jail records. Police …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Cesar Pastrana faces an additional three counts of sodomy and another charge of aggravated child molestation.
The former NorthStar Church youth volunteer accused of molesting a boy during a church lock-in now faces an additional charge of aggravated child molestation and three charges of aggravated sodomy, Cobb County jail records show. Twenty-five-year-old Cesar Pastrana of Kennesaw was arrested Feb. 10 and charged with molesting a juvenile during "Thrive," a church lock-in held Feb. 3 to Feb. 4 at a private Cobb County residence. Police said he also confessed to molesting two others in prior incidents. Jail records show the sodomy charges and aggravated child molestation charge, which were filed Monday, correspond to an offense date of October 2011. This is in addition to the child molestation charge relating to the February lock-in, as well as …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Cesar Pastrana of Kennesaw was banned from Barber Middle School property, police confirmed.
"We are aware of the incident with Barber Middle School, but due to the sensitive nature of the ongoing investigation of Cesar Pastrana, we are not at liberty to comment further," said NorthStar Church spokesman Randy Elster. The former NorthStar Church youth volunteer charged with molesting a young boy during a church lock-in was banned from Barber Middle School after volunteering there about two years ago, reported CBS Atlanta. Cobb County and Acworth police, who are working jointly in the investigation, said 25-year-old Cesar Pastrana of Kennesaw was arrested Friday and charged with molesting the juvenile during "Thrive," a church lock-in held Feb. 3 to Feb. 4 at a private Cobb County residence. Pastrana, who turned himself in, …
Monday, February 13, 2012
A 25-year-old North Cobb High grad faces charges involving at least one youth attending NorthStar Church.
A 25-year-old NorthStar Church youth volunteer has been arrested and charged with molesting at least one juvenile during a church lock-in. The Cobb County and Acworth police departments are investigating multiple charges of child molestation against Cesar Pastrana of Spangle Circle in Kennesaw. Cobb police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said that on Friday, Feb. 3, and Saturday, Feb. 4, the Kennesaw church held a youth lock-in called "Thrive," and Pastrana allegedly molested one of the attendees at a private Cobb County residence. Acworth police said Pastrana confessed Friday to molesting two teenage boys, reported WSB-TV. "It became clear in the interview he had engaged in some child molestation involving some people who had been in his home …