Stunning allegations in Polk County
Thursday, December 15th, 2005
Shocking news has rocked the congregation at Real People Church of God in Waverly and the surrounding neighborhood.
The founder and pastor of the church, 52-year-old Rubin Thankful Thompson Jr., has been charged with five counts of incest for allegedly fathering his own grandchildren with his daughter.
Thompson's daughter told a Lake Wales police about her father fathering her two boys and two girls.
"And she confided in him (police officer) and told him that she had been molested by her father since she was the age of 17," said Lake Wales Police Detective Lynette Townsel.