Toronto Sun:-Bishop Wayne Jones insisted he’s not bragging, but simply confessing to having simultaneous affairs with two sisters — one of whom was living with the holy man and his wife.
“I’m not proud of it,” Jones said repeatedly during his testimony on Tuesday. The 56-year-old denied allegations that he sexually assaulted four female parishioners or defrauded some of their cash.
He has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual assault and fraud.
Jones said the sexual relations — including the simultaneous sibling affairs, which lasted some 18 months — were all consensual.
And he called allegations that he drugged and raped one alleged victim a complete “fabrication.” The woman’s story shocked him since he and that woman were in “love,” so he was dumbfounded that she laid charges against him, Jones told Justice Suhail Akhtar.
The bishop also declared his church never engages in exorcisms or any voodoo practices. And he has never acted as a medium, as alleged, court heard.
“We would be the laughingstock of Baptist churches if we did that,” Jones told his lawyer Randall Barrs.
The fourth and final alleged victim — who just completed her testimony — told court she turned to Jones for help after a jealous Montreal psychic placed a curse on her by sleeping with seven voodoo practitioners in Cuba.
Jones prescribed only one cure: Sleep with him, she testified earlier.
She testified she had sex with Jones some 30 times and he bilked her and her drug-dealing boyfriend out of $20,000 (he repaid $1,000), her boyfriend’s $5,000 car and some of his jewelry, between Jan. 1, 2010 and May 1, 2013.
No victims can be identified.
Jones said he invited the younger sister and her two sons to live at his home in 1990. He helped her get a job at the auto plant factory where he worked at the time and they commuted together, court heard.
While his first wife, Debra Jones, worked two jobs, the bishop spent lots of time alone at home with the woman, separated from her husband in Trinidad, court heard.
Jones’ wife Debra caught them in the act — the first time Jones and his live-in mistress made love on the living room floor.
The wife promptly booted the single mom out. The affairs with both the Scarborough woman and her elder sister continued, said Jones.
The trial resumes Wednesday.