February 24, 2006

Alleged victim's mom: Pastor touched me

Norwich Bulletin

Norwich Bulletin

NORWICH -- The mother of a young girl alleging molestation at the hands of a longtime Norwich pastor cried during her daughter's interview with Norwich police in November.

Visibly shaken, the woman revealed her own complaints of inappropriate touching by former Norwich Assembly of God pastor Charles Johnson Jr., police documents released Thursday reveal.

The church at the time had dealt internally with those accusations -- quietly convincing Johnson to resign in 2002, after 22 years at the church.

Johnson, who now works at Electric Boat, was charged this week with two counts of risk of injury to a minor and first-degree sexual assault for two alleged incidents involving the girl, who was 11 or 12 at the time.

Posted by kshaw at February 24, 2006 01:15 PM