November 16, 2005

Police Arrest Pastor On Child Abuse Charges


TOWSON, Md. -- Baltimore County police arrested a pastor on Tuesday and charged him with several counts of child abuse.

Police said Gerald Fitroy Griffith, 39, of Bowie, is the pastor of the Redemption Christian Fellowship. The church is located in the 6500 block of Dogwood Road in Gwynn Oak.

Investigators said five victims about alleged sexual abuse contacted them -- alleging that Griffith was sexually abusing them during counseling sessions in the church office.

Griffith was arrested at Baltimore-Washington International airport on late Tuesday afternoon, as he was getting ready to board a flight to London. Police said has been charged with sexual abuse to a minor, perverted practice, sodomy, second-degree sex offense, third-degree sex offense, fourth-degree sex offense, and second-degree assault.

Posted by kshaw at November 16, 2005 01:36 PM