Gordon Solomom (pictured), pastor of Christ’s Community Church in Inglewood, California has been charged with nine felony counts of allegedly committing lewd acts on a child, KTLA television reports.
Solomon, who is married, allegedly met the girl two years ago at his church. Cops say that the pastor “developed an affinity for the girl.” The alleged relationship involved email exchanges and texts of a “sexual nature” and meetings at various locations. The girl is now 14-years-old.
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When the child’s mother saw a text message from the pastor, she immediately called authorities. He was arrested on Wednesday and is being held at the South Los Angeles Station on $3 million bail. Authorities believe that there may be other victims.
One of the church members said it will be up to God to judge Solomon if he pleads guilty to the charges. Another member, Peggy Ann Thurman, said, “You can know a person for 40 years and you don’t know them.”
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Solomon is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday. He has denied the charges.