More allegations and photos have surfaced in the case of the pastor
accused of sexually abusing three young male church followers as he
attempts to clear his name of any wrongdoing.
The Reverend Eddie Long of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga., is accused of forcing Anthony Flagg, Jamal Parris, and Maurice Murray Robinson, starting as young as 17 (Georgia's age of consent), to engage in sexual acts with him . The newly revealed photos were provided by B.J. Bernstein, the lawyer for Robinson and Flagg.
"What pastor, in his right mind, sends a picture of himself posing in a
bathroom in a muscle shirt?" Bernstein said to ABC News. "None. None
that I know of."
Jamal Parris, 23, filed a lawsuit against the pastor shortly after Flagg and Robinson did so this week. Their documents claim that many of the church members knew what was happening behind closed doors but covered up for Long. The three men were involved in a youth ministry led by Long, and they believe that others will step forward and file more claims against him.
Long's attorney, Craig Gillen, said the statements are false and that the megachurch pastor is reviewing the charges to evaluate how he will respond.