INGLEWOOD, Calif.–A 50-year-old pastor at a church in Inglewood was arrested on suspicion of engaging in sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl, a sheriff’s sergeant stated.
Gordon Solomon met the victim through his involvement with the Christ’s Community Church, said Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Scott of the Special Victims Bureau.
Over the past two years, Solomon developed a relationship with the girl and the two exchanged emails and texts of a sexual nature and met at various locations, Scott said.
The girl’s mother contacted authorities after she found an explicit text Solomon sent to the girl, Scott said.
Solomon was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of committing felony lewd acts upon a child, Scott said. He was being held at the South Los Angeles Station on $3 million bail.
It was not immediately clear why the sheriff’s department handled the investigation instead of the Inglewood Police Department.