A bishop who founded the Westcoast Center for Human Development in Sarasota was arrested for sexual assault on a child under 12 years of age.
The abuse allegations for 72-year-old Henry Lee Porter go back as far as the 1990’s. A minimum of three people have come forward saying they were sexually abused by Porter when they were boys at the church and at his home.
Detectives also found eight other males who said they were also abused by the bishop. After an anonymous letter was sent to police it detailed 40 other alleged victims.