YMCA: Mother of man accused in child rape no longer employed with organization

WICHITA, Kan. The Greater Wichita YMCA Thursday afternoon released another statement regarding the arrest of a former employee accused of sex crimes against children.

The organization says it is "devastated" to learn about new allegations against former employee Caleb Gaston on top of a rape charge for which he was arrested last week.

The YMCA says Gaston's mother, who worked at the downtown location as a fitness director, is no longer employed with the organization. Gaston's mother is not facing any charges.

Full statement from the YMCA:

The YMCA is devastated to learn that new allegations have been filed against a former YMCA employee for additional incidents that may have taken place at the Downtown YMCA.

We can confirm that Gaston’s mother, Trish Gaston, is no longer a YMCA employee. We are unable to comment any further on this personnel issue.

Since this is now a police matter, our top priorities at this time and moving forward are to support our current and future YMCA families and cooperate with the Wichita Police Department in their ongoing investigation

We encourage families whose children may have had interactions with Caleb Gaston to visit www.ymcawichita.org/talk for information on talking to your kids about this situation.

If their conversations give them cause for concern, please contact the Wichita Police Department’s Exploited and Missing Children Unit immediately at 316-660-9494.