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To our best knowledge, reported Baptist minister Tommy Gilmore has not been found guilty on any criminal charges for sexual assault of a minor. Most reported clergy perpetrators haven’t.

When other church leaders keep quiet, a perpetrator can often escape detection until after the limitations period has run for criminal prosecution. This common historical pattern is all the more reason why Baptist denominational leaders should work to rid their ranks of clergy predators by providing a trained denominational review board for the independent assesment of clergy abuse allegations and for record-keeping on credibly-accused clergy.