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Former Youth Pastor Accused Of Sexual Assault

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Matt Capranelli (credit: Douglas County Sheriff)

Matt Capranelli (credit: Douglas County Sheriff)

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4)- A former youth pastor has been arrested after being accused of sexually assaulting a member of his youth group.

Matt Capranelli worked at Mountain View Community Church in Highlands Ranch.

The investigation into Capranelli, 41, began in June. He has been charged with five counts including sex assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.

Court documents show the alleged incidents happened over a three year period from 2004 to 2007.

Capranelli allegedly committed the crimes against a former female youth group attendee.

Capranelli was arrested on a warrant at his home in Pueblo.

He has posted a $50,000 bond.

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