Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Democratic Senate candidate challenging Republican incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler in a runoff race in Georgia in January, is under fire after reports resurfaced of his involvement in a 2002 child abuse investigation.
Warnock was first charged with obstructing a police investigation in 2002 after he and another minister at Douglas Memorial Community Church in Maryland allegedly prevented law enforcement officers from interviewing counselors from the church’s camp in Eldersburg following reports of suspected child abuse.
Police records obtained by The Federalist show that Warnock and another pastor not only discouraged the campers and counselors from talking with the state trooper on the case but also “subsequently tried to prevent a camper from directing police to another potential witness.”
Both men were noted as being “extremely uncooperative and disruptive” during the initial investigation, leading to their arrest. They were released and the charges were dropped later in the year. In 2003, a civil case addressing the