Police seek more victims in Inglewood pastor sex abuse case
Investigators were looking Friday into whether the sexual misconduct charge against an Inglewood pastor should be expanded beyond one alleged victim, a teenage girl who was a congregant, authorities said Friday.
Gordon Solomon, 50, of Christ's Community Church was arrested this week on suspicion of engaging in sexual acts with a minor, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Solomon allegedly had a two-year relationship with a teenage congregant that started when the girl was 14, officials said.
Solomon and the victim allegedly exchanged emails and texts of a sexual nature and met at various locations. The victim's mother stumbled upon one of the explicit text messages from Solomon that was sent to the girl, authorities said, and immediately called police.
Solomon was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of felony lewd acts upon a child. He is being held in lieu of $3-million bail. Investigators believe there may be additional victims.
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Photo: Gordon Solomon was arrested this week on suspicion of engaging in sexual acts with a minor. Credit: Inglewood Police Department