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Voice of the Martyrs' Tom White's Death an Apparent Suicide Following Molestation Investigation

Leader of prominent persecution ministry was being investigated by police on allegations of molesting a young girl.

This week's death of a prominent persecution ministry leader is now being described as a possible suicide in the wake of a molestation investigation by local police.

Tom White, executive director of The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM), was found dead Wednesday morning in a warehouse at the ministry's headquarters in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, according to Tulsa CBS affiliate News on 6. Court records indicate that Bartlesville police were investigating a molestation allegation against White, according to News on 6.

VOM responded to the allegations Friday afternoon with this statement:

April 20, 2012 The Voice of the Martyrs statement concerning the death of Tom White:
The events of the last week are tragic. On Wednesday we learned that Tom White, VOM's executive director, had died.
Allegations were made to authorities this week that Tom had inappropriate contact with a young girl. Rather than face those allegations, and all of the resulting fallout for his family and this ministry and himself, Tom ...
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