November 18, 2005

Woodlawn pastor is charged with sexually abusing teens

Baltimore Sun

By Nick Shields
Sun reporter
Originally published November 17, 2005
A pastor at a Baltimore County church has been charged with sexually abusing teenagers during counseling sessions, police said yesterday.

Gerald Fitroy Griffith, a pastor in the Woodlawn area, was charged with multiple counts of child abuse and sexual abuse of a minor, and with several other sex offenses, according to Baltimore County police.

Griffith, 39, of Bowie, who has traveled internationally with his ministry, was arrested Tuesday while waiting to board a previously scheduled flight to London at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, police said.

After five people contacted police about alleged sexual abuse, police began an investigation that led to a warrant being issued for Griffith's arrest.

Posted by kshaw at November 18, 2005 09:17 AM