The arrest happened when Jakes was trolling Keist Park, a popular cruising spot in Dallas.
CBS 11 reports, "The affidavit says Jakes walked up to one of the detectives at the park with his pants unzipped.
The narrative includes which hand the younger Jakes used to "gratify himself"—he's a lefty—and several mentions of Jakes' "fully erect poenis." The only details missing are size and distinguishing marks. That might have something to do with the fact Jakes missed his court date, a warrant was issued and he turned himself into police this morning. The mega-church pastor has lead national prayer services after Hurricane Katrina with former President George W. Jakes was one of several prominent mega-church pastors and evangelicals who met with then-Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama in a June closed door meeting to discuss his positions on "gay rights, abortion and other issues." Jakes reportedly has had cordial meetings with Soulforce, the gay youth activists, but does not have an inclusive ministry.
Jakes is opposed to same sex marriage, expanding hate crime protection to gays, calls homosexuality a "brokenness", and, says he would not hire a sexually active gay person.
(See Ted Haggard, Larry Craig, et al.) If more of our families, especially black religious families, didn't force their sons to stay in the closet they wouldn't feel pressured to go parks and cruise for trade. Jakes knows his son is gay but continues to oppose laws that would protect his gay son.
Jakes then began to masturbate while making eye contact with the detective.
The detectives arrested Jakes on a charge of indecent exposure."The details are available in a graphically detailed arrest warrant presented by the Dallas Police Department. Jakes is pastor of the 30,000 member Potter's House in Dallas.
To complicate matters, authorities say Jermaine Jakes exposed himself to two male undercover vice detectives.
The son of prominent, anti-gay black televangelist Bishop T. Jakes has been arrested and charged with indecent exposure.
On Saturday, October 16, 2010, we lost our beloved friend, family member and artist Micheal “eyedea” Larsen at the age of 28. Let’s celebrate his life, remember his music and never forget what he has given us all. Some of you may be here because you met him & he made you a friend. I have always been amazed at his knowledge and thirst for life being so young.