“In 2006, John Puga, 36, basketball coach, Marquette Manor Baptist Church and Academy, Downers Grove, IL, was charged with one count of criminal sexual assault and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for engaging in sexual activity with an underage female student from 2001-02. Puga, was sentenced to serve one year in jail with work release privileges after he pleaded guilty to molesting a 17-year-old girl. He also must register as a convicted sex offender. After completing his jail term Puga must serve four years’ sex-offender probation.
Church Type – Independent Baptist
See Greene/Stima/Blattel/Puga. They were all from Marquette Manor Baptist Church and Academy, Downers, Grove, IL.
http://prev.dailyherald.com/story/?id=243539&src=2 – Ex-Downers Grove coach gets jail for affair with student, Daiy Herald, 10/17/08 (John Puga – Marquette Manor Baptist Church and Academy, Downers Grove, IL)
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2008/04/23/updated-alleged-victim-files-suit-against-baptist-church-former- pastor/zi64zu7/ – Updated: Alleged victim files suit against Baptist church, former pastor, My Suburban Life, 4/23/08 (John Puga – Marquette Manor Baptist Church and Academy, Downers, Grove, IL)
Ex-Downers Grove coach gets jail for affair with student, 10/17/08 (John Puga, Marquette Manor Baptist Church)
Ex-youth pastor sentenced in sex assault, 3/28/08 (Edward E. Greene / Frank Stima / Howard L. Blattel / John Puga)”
Source: SBC Database
Released to Guidepost Solutions, Sunny Lee, 2/28/2022