May 21, 2006

Cloud Hangs Over Sunday Services After Pastor’s Sex Abuse Arrest


Last Update: 5/21/2006 6:39:49 AM

Members of The Trinity Christian Church are expected to discuss sex abuse charges against a former pastor during services today. The Academy issued a statement Saturday announcing the staff will hire independent attorneys to investigate allegations that a former school administrator molested students several decades ago.

Robert Gray is being held in jail without bond. He waived his right to a first court appearance Saturday. The well known former pastor and school administrator was arrested Friday after two women filed police reports, alleging he sexually molested them when they were in elementary school. They alleged he was able to keep them quiet at the time by giving them candy and money.

According to a report we obtained from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, at least 6 other adult women came forward recently as well, making similar claims about their childhood relationships with Gray.

Posted by kshaw at May 21, 2006 07:00 AM