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Pastor Accused Of Sex Assault On Child Appears In Court

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Matt Capranelli outside of court (credit: CBS)

Matt Capranelli outside of court (credit: CBS)

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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A former youth pastor accused of sexually assaulting a member of the youth group was in court on Friday.

Matt Capranelli was advised in Douglas County Court that he’s being charged with sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.

Capranelli worked at Mountain View Community Church in Highlands Ranch. Court documents indicate the alleged abuse happened from 2004 to 2007.

Capranelli was arrested at his home in Pueblo.

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