DISGRACE: Gordon Solomon, pastor of Christ’s Community Church of Los Angeles, in Inglewood, was arrested for allegedly engaging in a two-year sexual relationship with a 14 year old girl. Solomon was charged Friday with seven felony counts of committing a lewd act on a child, one felony count of oral copulation of a person under the age of 14 and one felony count of continuous sexual abuse, the District Attorney said. If convicted, Solomon, who is currently being held on $3 million bail, could face up to 26 years and eight months in state prison.
It is shameful that we continue to hear about pastors who are taking advantage of innocent children, while acting as pious and Christ-like as they can. This man could have been this girl’s father. Authorities said Solomon, 50, and very much married, “developed an ongoing affinity” for the girl, which involved exchanging emails and texts of a “sexual nature” and meeting at various locations, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said.
The teen’s mother discovered one of the explicit text messages from Solomon and immediately called the police. Investigators were then able to determine that the relationship had been going on for two years by tracing back the sexting messages on the girl’s phone.
The police believe there could be more victims. If you have been molested by Pastor Gordon Solomon, please contact the Special Victims Bureau at 1-877-710-LASD (5273) or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact Los Angeles Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).