LCSO Special Victims Unit Arrests Former Youth Pastor for Sex Acts with Children


Yesterday, the LCSO Special Victims Unit arrested Roshad Thomas 41, a former youth
pastor, for six counts of Sex Offense Against a Child 12- 16.

On July 11, SVU Detectives spoke with a victim who stated Thomas had “fondled” the
victim approximately 10 years ago when the victim was 13. During the investigation,
detectives located four additional victims. Each victim described individual sexual
encounters with Thomas over the course of several years, from 2007 through 2014.

Thomas voluntarily came to the Sheriff’s Office yesterday to speak with detectives. After
the interview Thomas was arrested and taken to the Leon County Detention Facility
without incident.

Detectives are continuing the investigation.

If you have any information related to Thomas or this investigation please contact our Special Victims Unit at (850) 606-3400


Roshad S. Thomas 41 – Sex Offense against a child 12-16 (x6)