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Inglewood pastor arrested on suspicion of sexual abuse of a minor

July 5, 2012 | 11:25 pm

A pastor at an Inglewood church has been arrested on suspicion of engaging in sexual acts with a minor, authorities said Thursday.

Gordon Solomon, 50, of Christ's Community Church allegedly had a two-year relationship with a teenage congregant that started when the girl was 14, according to a statement released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. 

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.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-5273 or specialvictims@lasd.org. To remain anonymous, call L.A. Crime Stoppers by dialing (800) 222-8477, texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637) or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.


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Photo: Gordon Solomon. Credit: Inglewood Police Department