Va. Priest Charged With Sexually Assaulting Man

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012  |  Updated 10:50 PM EDT
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Va. Priest Charged With Sexually Assaulting Man

The Rev. Luis Fernando Franco Henao

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A Catholic priest has been charged with the sexual battery of a man, Fairfax County police said.

The Rev. Luis Fernando Franco Henao surrendered to authorities on Wednesday.

Franco Henao is a visiting priest from Colombia, the Diocese of Arlington said.

The alleged incident occurred Feb. 2 on the parish grounds of St. Bernadette in Springfield, police said. The alleged victim came forward last month.

Franco Henao has been removed from his duties, church officials said.

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