Gabriel Gomez, frontman for long-time local hard-rockers Leroy the Prophet, was arrested earlier this month and charged with sexual assault of a child under the age of 17 and sexual abuse of a child under 14, according to Fort Worth police. Gomez is being held in the Tarrant County Jail with a bond of $200,000 for the first offense and $60,000 for the second. He is being represented by Dallas attorney Clark Birdsall.
Part of the band’s marketing involved placing “Leroy the Prophet” bumper stickers on venues and bars throughout North Texas. Many of them are reportedly being torn down in light of the charges.
A local musician who has known Gomez for “close to 20 years” and who did not want his name used to protect his privacy is shocked and appalled.
“He’s dead to me,” the musician said. “Man, it’s pissed me off something fierce. … To think he was doing this right underneath all our noses is fucked up. I’m just blown away, man.”
A phone call to Gomez’ attorney was not returned by press time.
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