Pastor Accused Of Sexual Assault Faces More Charges
GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4)- A pastor accused of sexual assaulting a teenager is facing more charges after additional women have come forward claiming to be victims.
Gerald Clark has been accused of sexually assaulting a teenager over several years.
On Friday a judge added five additional counts after more alleged victims came forward. The additional charges include one count of sexual assault on a child in a position of trust with a pattern of abuse and four counts of misdemeanor unlawful sexual assault.
Clark, 51, will stand trial for allegedly sexually assaulting not just one victim, but four. The alleged offenses date back as far as 2005 and as recently as April 2012.
The first young woman to come forward told police that Clark was a father figure and mentor to her. She said the sexual abuse occurred approximately 30 to 50 times between 2009 and 2012 when she was 13 to 16 years old.
Clark met the alleged victim and her family at Victory Church. They then followed Clark to Jericho Ministries International which Clark runs out of his Westminster home.
She told police she came forward out of fear that there were other victims. Officials with the Jefferson County Courthouse s told CBS4 Clark knew all four victims through his church.
Clark walked out of the Jefferson County Courtroom surrounded by a half dozen supporters.