Friday, January 19, 2024

Director of California LGBTQ+ center busted in child sex sting

 The executive director of the Rainbow Resource Center, a prominent LGBTQ+ support center based in Modesto, has been identified as one of 17 men apprehended on suspicion of attempting to engage in sexual activities with a minor.

The revelation was first reported by the Modesto Bee.

Gerad Slayton, 42, was taken into custody during a sting operation organized by the Turlock Police Department, targeting individuals believed to be seeking illicit encounters with minors. Slayton, recently appointed as the executive director of the Rainbow Center, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing resources for LGBTQ+ individuals across all age groups, faces allegations of pursuing sexual activities with minors.

The Rainbow Center addressed the situation through a Facebook statement, asserting that Slayton's alleged actions occurred outside of working hours and were not associated with the organization's premises. Court records indicate that Slayton has no prior felony charges in Stanislaus County.