Mother of boy who accused ex-Abilene youth pastor of sexual abuse reacts to his arrest


May 12, 2020

By Daniela Ibarra

Hours after former Abilene youth pastor Jeffrey Forrest was booked into the Taylor County Jail on Saturday, a mother who claims her son was assaulted by Forrest in the 90’s made the decision to come to Abilene.

“I don’t feel like the bars are big enough and the walls are tight enough for him,” said Patrice, who asked KTXS not to use her last name to protect her son.

Patrice said she felt compelled to make the four hour trip from Amarillo after learning the man she believes stole her son’s innocence was caught after a four year long manhunt.

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