Gary Buckaloo surrenders after child sex crime indictments

Gary Buckaloo, a teacher and former pastor, appears in a mugshot after turning himself in on child sex crime indictments in March 2023. (Leon County Sheriff’s Office)

A Texas man, educator, and now-former youth pastor was arrested this week after being indicted on two child sex crimes, authorities say. His arrest is the latest in a spate of alleged child sex crimes involving Christian clergy members in the Lone Star State.

Gary Buckaloo is accused of one count each of sex abuse of a child continuous: victim under 14 and indecency with a child sexual contact, which are first-and second-degree felonies, respectively.

Buckaloo, from Normangee, Texas, surrendered himself to law enforcement after being indicted, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office said, according to Bryan, Texas-based CBS affiliate KBTX. Normangee is a town about 40 minutes northeast of College Station, the home of Texas A&M University.

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