JERMAINE JAKES, MEGA PASTOR T. D. JAKES SON, INDECENT EXPOSURE ARREST
By Synthia Esther
Jermaine Jakes, son of Dallas pastor T.D. Jakes, was arrested on a charge of indecent exposure in January 2009.
Dallas County Sheriff's Dept.
Bishop T.D. Jakes is well known in evangelical circles as the mega pastor, speaker, and evangelist of "The Potters House." Now his son, Jermaine Jakes is making a name for himself too. Sam Hodges, The Dallas Moring News, February 14, 20009, writes, "According to police, Jermaine Jakes, 29, exposed himself before an undercover Dallas police vice detective on the night of January 3 at Kiest Park, near West Kiest Boulevard and South Hamption Road. He was detained at the scene and released, as is often done in such cases. He turned himself in to the Dallas County Jail on Thursday and was released after posting $1000 bail."
Bishop T.D. Jakes, also from Dallas says he is offering "help, support and restorative grace" to his son, Jermaine, who faces an indecent exposure charge." CBS 11 News gave report that Jermaine Jakes is one of Pastor T.D. Jakes five children, and is a stepson, however, affirming that Pastor Jakes has stated at times both, that Jermaine is his son, and that he is his stepson. The indecent exposure charge is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail and a $2000 fine.
In a written statement to "The Dallas Morning News" Pastor T.D. Jakes stated, "It is in moments like these that I am so grateful that we do not preach that we are the solution, but we look to Christ for resolution. So then, as a very human family with real issues, like many other people, we will draw from the same well of grace to which we have led others to drink and be refreshed."
THE DALLAS COUNTY ARREST WARRENT STATES IN PART - REPORTED BY DALLAS CBS 11 :
DALLAS CBS 11/ TSA 21 posted a report of the Dallas Arrest Warrant Affidavit for Jermaine Jakes stating on January 3, 2009, at about 10:10 pm, Dectectives X, and X, of the Dallas Police Department Vice Unit, were working in an undercover capacity at 2106 W. Kiest Blvd in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. They were conducting an investingation regarding citizen complaints of sexual activity occurring at Kiest Park located at 2106 W. Kiest Blvd. Detectives X and X both parked their vehicles in the parking lot on the east side of the park. Dectectives X and X then observed suspect Jakes and several other unknown males park their vehicles in the parking lot. Detective X observed suspect Jakes enter the wooded area, remaining there for several minutes.
Detectives X, and X entered the wooded area. Suspect Jakes walked directly over to where Detective X was, stood next to Detective X with his penis exposed through his unzipped pants. Suspect Jakes then began to masturbate his erect penis with his left hand for several seconds while making eye contact with Detective X. After Detective X made a case, Detective X who was standing nearby in view, was signaled that a case had been made. Suspect Jakes masturbated his erect penis in order to gratify himself ...
Suspect Jakes made no attempt to conceal his erect penis from Detective X, or any other person who might be offened by his actions. There were people walking and jogging at the park ont he jogging trail next to the wooded area during the time of this offense.
Suspect Jakes committed the offense of indecent exposure by exposing his erect penis in a public place with his intent to gratify or arounse the sexual desire of himself. Suspect Jakes was reckless about whether another was present who would be offended or alarmed by his actions. This offense occured in Dallas, Dallas County Texas.
A research team asked a sample of 185 exhibitionists, "How would you have preferred a person to react if you were to expose your privates to him or her?"
The most common response was "Would want to have sexual intercourse" - 35.1 %. Followed by "No reaction necessary at all" - 19.5 %, "To show their privates also" - 15.1%, "Admiration" - 14.1%, and "Any reaction" - 11.9%. Only very few exhititionists chose "Anger and disgust" - 3.8%, or "Fear" - 0.5%. - Wikipedia / "Exhibitionism"
SYTNHIA ESTHER RESPOND'S:
It is my prayer that Jermaine Jakes receives intensive counseling concerning his "flashing" exhibitionism, and deep rooted sexual issues. While God remains ever near to those who call upon him, faith without works is dead and this is not normal behavior.
* To read the full report concerning Jermaine Jakes arrest warrent go to: http://cbs11tv.com/reference/jakes.arrest.warrent.2.933182.html