In a shocking turn of events, Gerard Slayton, the executive director of the Rainbow Resource Center in California, has been apprehended on suspicion of attempting to engage in sexual activities with a minor. The Rainbow Resource Center is a prominent organization that provides resources to the LGBTQ+ community.
Slayton, who was only recently appointed to the position, was among 17 men arrested in a sting operation targeting a child sexual abuse ring. The arrest has sent shockwaves through the community, challenging the trust and safety associated with a center that has long stood as a beacon of support for LGBTQ+ individuals.
The Rainbow Resource Center, based in Modesto, is known for its wide array of resources and alliance building with various organizations. The news of Slayton's arrest has raised concerns about the impact this could have on the reputation of the center and the trust of those who rely on its services.
Details surrounding the specifics of the charges are still emerging. However, the news has already sparked a significant backlash, with many expressing their outrage and disappointment on social media.
Authorities continue to investigate the matter, and the Rainbow Resource Center is expected to release an official statement addressing the situation soon.