By: Lynn Green
Maybe accused murderer, “minister” Reaves will find a boyfriend in jail.
An alleged homosexual “minister” named Robert Reaves is accused of murdering his roommates’s girfriend. Why? Jealousy over the fact that his male roommate turned down his offer to become his homosexual lover. How his roommate ended up living with this freak of nature is beyond me.
A man’s jealousy over a romantic relationship between his roommate and a North Carolina Central University student prompted him to kill the student last January, a prosecutor said Friday.
During a bond hearing for Robert Lee Adams Reaves, prosecutors said Reaves wanted to have a homosexual relationship with his roommate, Steven L. Randolph, and went into a rage when Randolph rebuffed him.
Reaves then followed Latrese Matral Curtis, who was having an affair with Randolph, after she left his apartment and killed her, prosecutors said.
According to news reports, Reaves has a long history of criminal charges based on criminal sexual conduct with little boys:
Reaves began his career as a preacher at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church near Bennettsville, S.C., in the mid 1980s.
He left the church in 1987 after being accused of criminal sexual conduct involving a boy under age 17, said Pastor Earl Platt, the church’s current pastor who succeeded Reaves.
Reaves was charged with criminal sexual conduct Sept. 3, 1987, in Marlboro County, S.C., according to court records. He was convicted of third-degree sex charges on Jan. 1, 1988. Platt said Reaves served time in jail for that conviction.
Reaves was also charged with simple assault and battery in 1982 in South Carolina.
Platt described Reaves as a “gifted preacher” who had a true talent for communicating with people. Platt said he hoped Reaves would start “doing the right thing” and move past the sexual accusations.
“That was his past. I thought, you know, he rose above that,” Evans said.
According to published reports, Reaves next surfaced in New York City, where he served as pastor at Cedar of Lebanon Baptist Church and studied at Elim International Fellowship. He resigned in January 2002 to establish Cedar International Fellowship in Brooklyn.
Platt said sexual allegations involving Reaves and a male minor also surfaced in New York.
Court records show that Reaves was charged again with first-degree criminal sexual conduct on July 13, 2002. That charge led to what court records described as a “non-conviction.”
One more thing I must mention. The dead woman was married and having an affair with Steven Randolph, the roommate of Robert Lee Adams. Had she been home with her husband, where she belonged and not out engaged in adultery she would still be alive.
Hat tip to 2thehilt for story lead