The Rev. Alvin Bernstine, pastor of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church of Richmond, CA, and husband of Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton, hired convicted pedophile and registered sex offender Jesse Armstrong to be choir director of the church. No surprise that Armstrong was arrested for sexual misconduct with a fourteen-year-old member of the church’s choir. Armstrong is now serving a two-and-one-half-year jail sentence in the California state prison system for the offense.
Contra Costa County residents now have a DA who is supposed to protect children from sexual predators. Instead, she maintains a dangerous conflict of interest with a man who has demonstrated a lack of responsibility for the sexual safety of children. Do we know how many other children have been molested at the church with DA Becton sweeping the incidents “under the rug?”
We must elect Mary Knox Contra Costa County District Attorney on June 7th if we want to protect our children!! A URL to a copy of the situation from the East Bay Times is below.
George Fuller, MPA, MA City Councilmember, City of Oakley