Monday, July 09, 2012

Pastor Gordon Solomon arrested

LA ME.0706.pastor.JPGPastor Gordon Solomon of Christ’s Community Church in Inglewood was arrested on suspicion of engaging in sexual acts with a minor. The alleged victim was a 14-year old girl. The girl’s mother noticed sexually suggestive emails and called the police. There may be more victims.

Investigators believe there may be additional victims.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-5273 or To remain anonymous, call L.A. Crime Stoppers by dialing (800) 222-8477, texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637) or using the website

Source: Inglewood pastor arrested on suspicion of sexual abuse of a minor

Solomon is married to Ruth Solomon and has led the church since its founding in 1994. He is being held on $3,000,000 bail after being charged with one felony count of oral copulation of a person under the age of 14 and one felony count of continuous sexual abuse.

A quick review of the church website shows what looks like a family owned church business with Solomon as the head pastor. There is no mention of board of deacons or any other type of church governance. There is no mention of church policies related to protecting children. The is no mention of any type of organizational structure at all. For all we know, it is a one man show. In short, the church is the very model for abuse. Why are people surprised at the accusation?