Preacher and former alderman accused of sexual assault of an underage male child

The Camden Police Department is seeking information on the whereabouts of Phillip Michael Gordon, a preacher and former alderman for the City of Camden, wanted for 1st degree sexual assault.

Gordon is described as a black male, 5’11” tall weighing 205 lbs with black hair and brown eyes,

Please call 836-5755 if you have any information.

According to a report from the Camden Police Department, on March 14 2021 an officer was dispatched to the lobby of the Camden Police Department to make contact with a juvenile male who was accompanied by his mother and grandmother.

The juvenile stated that he was picked up from his house around 10:45 p.m.or 11:00 p.m. by Gordon. The juvenile stated that Gordon had been mentoring him since last October when they met at the juvenile’s mother’s wedding. He stated that Gordon was helping him cope with anger problems.

According to the report, Gordon brought the juvenile back to Gordon’s residence, where the juvenile got tired and went to sleep on the couch. Due to couch being cluttered, Gordon told the juvenile to go to sleep in his bed. The juvenile said he awoke later to Gordon engaging in oral sex with him and that there was semen on the juvenile’s shirt.

The juvenile stated he then hit Gordon in the head causing Gordon to leave and then go to a bathroom. The juvenile called his grandfather stating that “he touched me” and he needed to leave Gordon’s house. The juvenile told Gordon that he needed to go home because he was in trouble. According to the juvenile, Gordon told him “don’t tell anyone.”

The juvenile’s shirt was handed over to CPD as evidence and a sexual assault kit was obtained. At some point in time, cheek swabs were conducted on Gordon, as well as hair samples taken.

On June 15, Judge Hamilton Singleton issued a warrant for Gordon’s arrest.