November 23, 2005

US sex charges for Trini pastor

Trinidad News

Mark Bassant

Wednesday, November 23rd 2005

WELL known Trinidadian pastor Gerald Fitzroy Griffith faces 17 counts of sexual abuse after he was arrested last week in Maryland, Baltimore while waiting to board a flight to London from the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Public information officer Michael Hill of the Baltimore County Police Department (BCPD) told the Express that Griffith, 39, faces the following sexual charges: three counts of sexual abuse of a minor, five counts of second degree assault, five counts of fourth degree sexual offence, one count of third degree sexual offence, one count of second degree sexual offence, one count of perverted practice and one count of sodomy.

If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in jail.

The charges were all laid by Detective Charles Allan of the Family Crimes Division attached to the BCPD.

They involved four male victims ages 16-23 and one 19-year-old female victim.

Posted by kshaw at November 23, 2005 07:40 AM