sexual assault

76-Year-Old Pastor Accused of Sexually Assaulting 20-Year-Old Woman

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Prince William County Police Department

A 76-year-old pastor is accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old woman at a church in Manassas, Virginia, Prince William County police said.

John Roger Peyton invited the woman to his office at Reconciliation Community Church for one-on-one counseling sessions, police said.

During two sessions between March 8 and March 10, Peyton inappropriately touched the woman, police said.

The woman later told a family member who reported it to police Thursday, police said.

Police arrested Peyton Friday.

Peyton is charged with sexual assault and assault and battery.

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