Brother Polight has amassed a large social media following as a motivational speaker. (Polight is an acronym for pride, optimism, love, integrity, gallantry, honesty and trust.)
The 37-year-old reformed gang member is now in a situation he may not be able to talk his way out of and is anything but gallant.
Miami police have arrested Polight for sexually assaulting his girlfriend's 14-year-old daughter in February.
Polight asked his girlfriend if he could take the young teen to an afterparty at a club. When he realized the club was closed, he took her to his hotel room. There, he plied her with alcohol and possibly drugs. Then he molested her breasts and buttocks and tried to force oral sex on her.
His girlfriend found her daughter heavily inebriated and with swollen lips. Body fluid on her mouth was sent to a lab for tests.
Polight's lawyer says he's not guilty.
"Once the evidence is produced, he is going to be exonerated," Tarras said. "So yeah, not guilty. Nothing else...These are serious allegations, but in any situation, there is always motive. There is always a lot behind the scenes that the public is not going to be able to see...We have no doubt that he is not this person. We're going to get him past this and back on with his life."
Others aren't so sure.
It’s disturbing how this little girl was found with semen on her from Brother Polight.. and ppl are still somehow saying he is innocent and she is lying— 🇯🇲Oxtail Mami 💁🏾♀️🇨🇺 (@caribenawaters) August 18, 2021
You are all exhibiting the reason why child abuse victims are scared to talk. The mans SEMEN WAS FOUND ON HER