February 23, 2006

Ex-pastor Norwich faces sex charge

Norwich Bulletin

Norwich Bulletin

NORWICH -- The former pastor of a Norwich church, who resigned under pressure from the church because of alleged "immoral" activity, was arrested this week on sexual assault charges.

Charles Johnson Jr., the former pastor of the Norwich Assembly of God, was charged Tuesday by Norwich police with first-degree sexual assault and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.

Police released few details of the alleged incident, but said the complaint was received Nov. 9 and involved a minor.

Many members of the clergy in recent years have had allegations leveled against them. Not all ended with criminal convictions.

Posted by kshaw at February 23, 2006 08:46 AM