Retired Claremore pastor accused of molestation, sexual battery

Henry David Gleason

CLAREMORE, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • A retired Claremore pastor is accused of multiple counts of lewd molestation and sexual battery.
  • Rogers County investigators arrested 71-year-old Henry David Gleason after four girls reportedly accused him of groping them at his Claremore home. The youngest accuser is 7 years old.
  • Investigators were tipped off about the allegations by a school resource officer in Louisiana. One of the students told them she'd been touched multiple times by Gleason.
  • Before he retired, Gleason was a pastor at Harmony Star Freewill Baptist Church in Claremore for 25 years.
  • The district attorney filed charges against Gleason, including three counts of lewd molestation and sexual battery.

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