Va. Priest Charged With Sexually Assaulting Man

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    The Rev. Luis Fernando Franco Henao

    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.