According to Dallas police, Jermaine Jakes, 29, the son of the pastor of the Potter's House, was accused of exposing himself in front of an undercover vice detective at a city park in Oak Cliff.
Here's the story. It includes a link to the police report, which includes some pretty straightforward language.
It's not clear why this encounter, which took place on the night of Jan. 3, is only coming to light now.
No statement yet, at least not that I'm aware of, from Bishop Jakes.
Jermaine Jakes' lawyer essentially had no comment.
"We are aware of potential allegations involving Jermaine Jakes and are undertaking our own investigation of these allegations at this time," she said. "Given an apparent government investigation, we have no further comment at this time."
The son of Bishop T.D. Jakes, pastor of the Potter's House, faces a charge of indecent exposure related to an incident in a southern Dallas park last month, Dallas police said.
Jermaine Jakes, 29, is accused of exposing himself in front of an undercover Dallas police vice detective at Kiest Park, near West Kiest Boulevard and South Hampton Road, on the night of Jan. 3, police said.
He was detained at the scene and released.
T.D. Jakes is the founder of the Potter's House, a 30,000-member congregation in the Mountain Creek area.
Faith Johnson, Jermaine Jakes' attorney, said in a written statement Wednesday evening: "We are aware of potential allegations involving Jermaine Jakes and are undertaking our own investigation of these allegations at this time. Given an apparent government investigation, we have no further comment at this time."
Ruben Limón, park coordinator, said today the park closes at 10 p.m. each night and is usually monitored overnight by Dallas police officers.
He said he was surprised to hear that a son of T.D. Jakes was involved in the incident.
"I wonder how that's going to affect the church," he said. "I doubt it'll affect us because the park isn't known for that sort of thing."
Source: Dallas Morning News