January 27, 2006

Volunteer Pastor Accused Of Sex Abuse At Assisted-Living Facility


POSTED: 6:48 pm EST January 26, 2006
UPDATED: 7:24 pm EST January 26, 2006

ARLINGTON, Va. -- A volunteer clergyman has been arrested and charged with sexual battery in Arlington County.

On Sunday, an employee of an assisted-living facility in the 3700 block of Lee Highway in the Cherrydale neighborhood reported that she saw the suspect --a volunteer at the facility -- have sexual contact with an adult female resident of the facility, police said.

Richard P. O'Brian, 69, was taken into custody at his home in Annandale, police said. He is charged with one count of aggravated sexual battery, punishable by up to 20 years in jail and not more than a $100,000 fine.

Posted by kshaw at January 27, 2006 08:23 AM