Innocent Elementary Children’s Pastor in Prison?
By Edward Snook
Bethany, Oklahoma – Thrust a young man into the legal system, bury him with enough charges to virtually end his life and then, with the help of a coercive judge, force a plea-bargain out of this individual.
After assisting the prosecution in scaring the hell out of Ryan Wonderly and right into an Alford Plea during his trial, Judge Twyla Mason Gray handed Wonderly a sentence calling for a minimum of 35 years in prison. This unethical judge reportedly told Wonderly that his jury thought he was guilty. This blatant act violates all 50 states’ “Judicial Canons” (ethical rules for judges). One can only imagine the terror that this children’s pastor felt when he realized that not only was he facing one prosecutor but a second prosecutor as well in the form of Judge Gray. A judge is supposed to be a referee, not a
prosecutor or defense attorney, and for a judge to know or claim knowledge of what a jury thinks before they render a decision is not only illegal, it does away with any hope for justice in a system wrought with corruption.
Oklahoma Coercion or Wenatchee Witch Hunt – No Difference?
Judge Twyla Mason Gray
When children make accusations, often prompted by over zealous or vindictive parents the state child protective agency (CPA) steps in and all aspects of the case are escalated, and can be blown out of proportion or simply lied about. CPA’s, with the obedient assistance of a police department not eager to seem soft on these types of accusations, start building their case or cases like what happened in Wenatchee, Washington back in 1994, and just as it has happened in Ryan Wonderly’s case.
In Wenatchee, Washington 10 year old Donna Everett started the false-prosecution-ball rolling. Before it was over, 80 adults had been charged with sex abuse involving over 40 children. Among those indicted were Pastor Roby Roberson and his wife.
According to an article by David W. Cloud, “the Robersons were severely abused. Based on no physical evidence whatsoever and only the shakiest of testimony, they were arrested and spent three months in jail before they could make the bail bond. They had to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal bills to defend themselves against the most outrageous charges. The large food bank their church operated and which helped feed 9,000 people each month was forced to close. The CPS took the Roberson’s baby from them. She was placed in foster care for three months and was then allowed to live with relatives, but the Robersons were denied visitation rights and were not able to visit their own baby for almost a year. Even after the Robersons were acquitted in a court of law, the CPS refused to relinquish custody of the child. Only after Attorney General Janet Reno’s office was flooded with calls from irate citizens demanding justice for the Robersons did the Child Protective Services reluctantly acquiesce. Even then, the DSHS retained formal custody of the child and demanded that the Robersons attend “counseling” sessions every two weeks and allow social workers access to their home.”
The Robersons sued the Washington Department of Health and Social Services and eventually won an $850,000 judgment, but not until their lives had been changed forever, all because of false accusations from children. It would be appropriate to say their lives would have been totally ruined were it not for their faith in God.
Ryan Wonderly was the Elementary Children’s Pastor at Bethany First Church of the Nazarene in Bethany, Oklahoma when he woke up one day to find that he was charged with 23 counts of lewd acts with a minor. Sound familiar? The girls, ranging from 8 to 12 years of age were part of his children’s ministry or had been introduced to him by someone in his church. Our investigation into Ryan’s past clearly shows that he is not a person who would commit 23 lewd acts or much less be able to conceal such acts as they accrued.
The Bethany case parallels the Wenatchee case and Ryan’s charges are every bit as bizarre as Pastor Roby Roberson’s were. In Roberson’s case there was absolutely no physical evidence – like wise there was no physical evidence in Ryan Wonderly’s case. There were many lies by alleged victims told in the attempted false prosecution of Roberson’s – there have been numerous lies by the alleged victims uncovered in the prosecution of Ryan Wonderly. Instead of investigating the lies and using those lies to expose more of the same, both Roberson and Ryan experienced a system that covered them up while they continued their attacks. Roberson was acquitted by a jury – Ryan never experienced a fair and impartial jury trial nor did he receive proper council. Roberson is a free man – Ryan sits in an Oklahoma prison looking at spending at least the next 35 years there. The agency in Washington State who conducted the “witch hunts” paid Pastor Roberson and his wife $850,000 for their evil and outrageous treatment of the Robersons – the agency in Oklahoma that pushed the charges against Ryan are continuing to use some of the same abusive techniques and procedures in other cases as they used to “get” Ryan and as those that were implemented in Washington State in 1994-1995.
A number of young girls came against their Elementary Children’s Pastor, Ryan Wonderly and it will take some of those girls coming forward to tell the truth in order to see that justice is served in the Ryan Wonderly case. The US~Observer once again asks that anyone with information on Ryan’s case contact Edward Snook at 541-474-7885. If the young girls are still involved in church they should have some sort of a conscience left and so should their parents. Remember, a young man is in prison and he needs the truth to come out. I for one will be praying that anyone who has made a false, coerced, or unduly prompted charge against Ryan Wonderly not have a nights sleep until they clear their conscience and call. This includes anyone who is concealing information.
It is easy to plant a lie and much harder to get that lie out in the light.