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Pastor accused of sex with teen released from jail


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Updated: 6/25/2013 9:40 pm Published: 6/25/2013 9:14 pm


A Tulsa pastor at the center of a child sex abuse case is out of jail on bond and accused of having sex with a 15-year-old relative who is now pregnant.

Reverend Gregory Hawkins is the pastor at Zion Plaza Ministries in North Tulsa and also owns the daycare next to the church.

FOX23 News first met the reverend in 2005 to talk about the 2003 murder of his brother. That case is still unsolved.

Since then he has taken over as pastor at Zion Ministries. Now Hawkins is accused of having sex with a teenage relative who is pregnant with his alleged child.

"I'm still in shock," said Brittney.
She didn't want to disclose her full identity, she doesn’t know the victim said Hawkins is her uncle and pastor.

"I know that we are human and we are all make mistakes and life is about learning from your mistakes," said Brittney.

In Hawkins' arrest report it states the teenager recorded conversations with Hawkins, who admitted to having sex. He said he was sorry that she was, "very sexy, attractive and beautiful."

"I still love him and pray for him. And I wished that all my family would keep us in their prayers," said Brittney.

FOX23 News went by the listed address for Hawkins. Since FOX23 News was in the neighborhood earlier in the morning, a church van had moved. No one answered the door or the phone number advertised on a truck parked in the
driveway for Zion Lawncare.

The report shows the alleged victim told police she had sex with the pastor in the daycare, his black Suburban at a South Tulsa park and in a hotel.

"Our family is still as strong as it was yesterday, the day before yesterday, and we are going to continue to be strong, and we are going to continue to love each other and have each other's back," said Brittney.

FOX23 News also found a protective order issued around the same time the alleged victim went to police about the suspected abuse against Hawkins.

Jail records show he was released from jail on $50,000 Monday night around 11:00 p.m.

Tulsa Police Sex Crime detectives filed child sex abuse charges, which carry a life sentence. Hawkins has not been officially charged.

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