- Report: #157179
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Complaint Review: Victory Christian Academy, Genesis By The Sea
Victory Christian Academy, Genesis By The Sea13050 N Hwy 89, Jay, Florida 32565 Jay, Florida U.S.A.
Victory Christian Academy, Genesis By The Sea Michael Palmer runs girls school for money ONLY Ripoff Jay Florida
Victory Christian Academy is a locked-down Christian boarding school for girls in Jay, Florida.
Girls as young as 10 are accepted at the facility.
The owner of the facility, Brother Michael Palmer, was a long-time associate of Reverend Lester Roloff.
Roloff was notorious for paddling pregnant girls in his homes for "unwed mothers" as well as declaring that he preferred "death or jail" to state licensing of his facilities.
Victory Christian Academy used to be located in California but Palmer and his wife moved the facility to Florida after a California judge ordered the facility to close and banned Palmer and his wife Patty from EVER working at another unlicensed facility in the state.
At the time, Palmer was on probation after being convicted of operating a community care facility without a license.
Palmer also owned Genesis by the Sea, located in Mexico.
Mexican authorities raided Genesis by the Sea on September 10, 2004 after finding evidence of abuse, neglect and a "punishment cell."
Officials gave the program 48 hours to remove all children from the facility.
Several students and many of the staff members have been moved to Victory Christian Academy.
Palmer has been accused of sexual battery by a former student and reportedly is not allowed to be alone with any of the girls in his care.
Victory Christian Academy is presently accredited by FACCCA (Florida Association of Christian Child Caring Agencies).
The current Vice President of FACCCA is Michael Palmer.
Michael Palmer's son and son-in-law are both deputies for the local sheriff's department.
Palmer was listed on the Board of Directors for Palm Lane Baptist Academy, which closed earlier this year after numerous allegations of abuse against the school and its sister-school, Mountain Park Baptist Academy.
Mountain Park closed as well and information obtained indicates that employees of Mountain Park and Genesis by the Sea are now employed at Victory.
There are links on their website to the actual court documents reagarding Victory. PLEASE do not send your child there until you have done all of the research. If you still decide to use Victory Christian Academy, or whatever name they are using this week, you can not claim ignorance.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/15/2005 10:49 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Victory-Christian-Academy-Genesis-By-The-Sea/Jay-Florida-32565/Victory-Christian-Academy-Genesis-By-The-Sea-Michael-Palmer-runs-girls-school-for-money-O-157179. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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