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A Florida pastor and popular Christian radio host who was recently charged with sexually abusing a teenage girl has been killed, the authorities said.
By Bryan Fulwider, 59, was pronounced dead at his home Sunday night very late, Altamonte Springs police department, told the Orlando Sentinel. The parish priest, and to the former “Friends of Faith” co-host was out on bail since Oct. 17.
The Medical Examiner’s Office for Seminole County is governed Fulwider’s death as a suicide. Fulwider was arrested earlier this month after a young woman told the investigators that he sexually abused her for years while he was its pastor.
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Bryan Fulwider and was facing multiple sexual abuse charges when he killed himself.
Orange County Sheriff’s Office )
It is alleged the abuse began in 2014 when the victim was 14 and the Fulwider was the senior minister at the First Congregational Church of Winter Park. He was facing multiple charges and could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted.
“Fulwider’s day in court, you will never get it, because he knew all of the truths that I was able to tell us,” the woman wrote in a statement published in the Sentinel.
Fulwider is co-host of the program “Friends Talking Faith” on Orlando radio station, WMFE.
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His lawyer, Jacob Stuart, Jr., said his client denies the accusations against him. He was criticized for the way it Fulwider was portrayed in the media, the legal system and in the community, said that his client was not treated due to the standard of “innocent until proven guilty.”
“This was not the case when it comes to the Reverend Fulwider, especially if the costs have been assessed on the basis of his innocence, and when the tingling sensation on the allegations, which were compared with the facts,” Stewart said. “Reverend Fulwider’s rights are being denied to them.”