Youth minister charged with sexually abusing child

Youth minister charged with sexually abusing child

Gregory D. Forehand

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Posted on August 6, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 6 at 3:32 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH -- A Virginia Beach youth minister has been charged with sexually abusing a child in 2005 and 2006. 

Police say Gregory Douglas Forehand, 40, is accused of abusing a boy who was 16 years old at the time.

The victim said the abuse took place at Forehand's home between May 2005 and June 2006.

Investigators say children would stay over at the minister's home for church events.

Police say Forehand also committed abuse in hotel rooms in different cities while traveling with children to church events.

Forehand, who lives in the 600 block of Brisa Court in Chesapeake, is youth minister at Real Life Christian Church on N. Centerville Road in Virginia Beach.

The case remains under investigation as police try to locate other possible victims.

Forehand has been released on bond and his arraignment is set for August 15, Commowealth's Attorney Macie Pridgen told WVEC.com

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