May 21, 2006

Retired Pastor Arrested On Child Sex Charges


7:49 a.m. EDT May 20, 2006
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A retired pastor and college president was arrested Friday evening, accused of molesting two girls in his church office decades ago. Robert Gray is being held on capital sexual battery charges after two women came forward and told investigators he molested them when they were children. The women are now in their 30s and 40s.

The Rev. Bob Gray spent years as pastor of Trinity Baptist Church on Hammond Boulevard on the Westside. He founded Trinity Baptist College in 1974 and was president of the school for nearly 20 years.

Gray is still active in Bible conferences around the country and is well known around the country for his long involvement in Baptist organizations.

According to the arrest report, the two women said Gray touched them inappropriately inside his church office when they were of early elementary-school age.

Posted by kshaw at May 21, 2006 06:09 AM