November 17, 2005

Sex Abuse Investigation Into Pastor Expands


POSTED: 5:22 pm EST November 17, 2005
UPDATED: 8:26 pm EST November 17, 2005

TOWSON, Md. -- Police said new allegations have arisen against a pastor accused of sexually abusing children and teenagers inside his church office.

WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team reporter Barry Simms reported Baltimore County police have expanded its investigation into more possible sexual abuse victims who have come forward.

Officers arrested Gerald Fitroy Griffith on Tuesday before he left for a flight to London, charging him 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.

Griffith, 39, of Bowie, is the senior pastor of the Redemption Christian Fellowship, which is located in the 6500 block of Dogwood Road in Woodlawn. According to his World Wide Ministries Web site, Griffith refers to himself as Apostle Gerald Griffith.

Posted by kshaw at November 17, 2005 07:40 PM