W. Va. Priest Arrested in Fairfax on Sex Charge

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    the Rev. Felix Owino

    A West Virginia priest is in custody today in Fairfax after allegations that he had inappropriate contact with an 11-year-old girl.

    Felix Owino is charged with one count of aggravated sexual battery and is being held by Fairfax County authorities without bond.

    The victim is a daughter of long-time family friends of Owino. Police responded to the family’s home shortly after 10 p.m. the night of July 7. After a short investigation, police made the arrest on July 8.

    The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in West Virginia learned of the Owino arrest on July 9 and upon review suspended him from duties with the Diocese, where he served as a priest at the Apostles of Jesus Congregation.

    The first hearing is set for Sept. 2.

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