Bishop Eddie Long is being accused of sexual abuse in legal lawsuits that were filed by four young men that belong to his church. These young men who were willing to come forth and tell their stories.
The court papers filed on behalf of Maurice Robinson are available online to read from the website AJC. After reading the long document, it is very obvious that Bishop Eddie Long alleged acts of manipulating these young men were well thought out.
The brilliance of Eddie Long can be seen in the alleged strategy of grooming this one young man in particular. The alleged sexual abuse of Robison as a teen in Long’s church was pre mediated for at least a year if the allegations in this lawsuit are shown to be true.
Robinson entered the youth fellowship under Eddie Long after his mother enrolled him at the age of 15, according to this document. Robison’s mother no doubt did this with the best interest of her son at heart. With all the gangs, drugs, and wayward paths that kids follow today, getting her son involved in such a seemingly wholesome program was something she did most likely for the welfare of her son.
The alleged “grooming” of young Robinson by Long, that is listed chronologically in this document reads like a boot camp training manual for sexual predators.
At 15 years old, Robinson was still a minor and if any sexual contact was made by Long towards Robinson at this time, he would have been facing charges as an alleged child molester and this would come with all the baggage of registering as a sex offender if he were to be caught.
During the time Robinson was 15 Long allegedly concentrated on befriending the young boy and then stepping into a father figure in Robison’s eyes. He allegedly did this with the grand gifts, money, and trips, as listed in the court documents.
Long allegedly had Robinson accompany him to the gym, while still at the age of 15 and allegedly had Robison rub lotion all over him, this is also listed as an allegation in the documents.
The brilliance of all this lies with the alleged sexual touching and sexual advances not happening until after Robinson turned of legal age of consent in his state. This is 16 in the state of Georgia, according to Sexect.org.
Bishop Long allegedly took Robinson on vacations to two states and on these occasions the legal documents list that Long allegedly had sexual relations with Robinson. Both the states, Connecticut and Ohio have a legal age of consent of 16 years old. Is this an alleged coincidence or a well thought out plan?
The documents for Robinson’s court case allegedly show a very calculated plan that was manipulated down to the last detail for Long’s protection.
When Long says “he has done nothing wrong”, he may be referring to the fact that the boys were of legal age of consent at the time these alleged sex offenses took place.
This alleged plan of “grooming” the young man and waiting for him to become of legal age before allegedly having any sexual contact is a brilliant well thought out plan. Long could potentially can go down in history as a “master mind” if these allegations prove true.
There could not have been a better hiding place for a man behind the smoke screen of distain for homosexuality being preached frequently. Who would believe these allegations of Bishop Long? This is a man who offers a cure for homosexuality in his church, according to AOL News. Brilliant!
Brilliance is not always synonymous with being a good person. There were many brilliant criminals throughout history.
Read the legal documentsHERE.
Reference: Legal Documents from WWW AJC.com,
Sexect.org, AOL News