November 04, 2005

Florence pastor, 72, charged with sexual assault on teen

The Pueblo Chieftain

FLORENCE - A 72-year-old church pastor was charged Tuesday with three counts of sexual assault on a child for allegedly having sexual contact with a 15-year-old female church member during the past year.

Allan M. Miller of Williamsburg, pastor of Victory Apostolic Church in Florence, is charged with three counts of sexual assault on a child. Authorities allege he was a person in position of trust and displayed a pattern of abuse in assaulting the girl. He is being held at the Fremont County jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit by Fremont County Sheriff Deputy Bruce Briscoe, the victim reported the sexual assaults occurred repeatedly from the time she was 14 until Oct. 21. The abuse allegedly began when she was taken to the home of Miller to live for the purpose of an easier commute to the Baptist Christian School in Florence.

Posted by kshaw at November 4, 2005 04:57 PM