Well-known pastor Bryan Fulwider, a co-host of the currently suspended “Friends Talking Faith” radio show, has killed himself in the wake of child-rape allegations, police in Florida said.
Police were called at 11:50 p.m. on Sunday to his Altamonte Springs home in central Florida, where police pronounced him dead, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
The 59-year-old diabolical pastor had been released on bail Oct. 17 after being hit with more than 30 counts of sexual battery by a person who is in a position of custodial authority to a person less than 18 years of age. He was arrested Oct. 1, according to Winter Park police.
While he had pleaded not guilty, there was a wealth of incriminating evidence, including an hourlong phone call with the victim in which he admitted he’d groomed her and was a predator, the Sentinel reported. He faced potential life in prison.
Arrest documents obtained by the newspaper alleged that the white pedophile had begun grooming the girl when she was 13, began raping her at 14 and continued do to so more than 100 times between 2005 and 2010. She was a congregant at First Congregational Church of Winter Park, where this sex terrorist was senior minister, the Sentinel said.
So far only one victim has come forward, but police are investigating whether there are more. His victim remained anonymous but released a statement to the Sentinel.
“Fulwider’s day in court will never come because he knew all the truths I could tell,” the woman wrote in a statement, shared with the newspaper on the condition of anonymity. “My story doesn’t stop with his cowardice through; I will work in the coming months to get justice for myself and any other victims impacted by Fulwider’s abuse.”