COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a pastor associated with several churches that met at a Colorado Springs hotel has been arrested on charges of child sexual assault.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday that 22-year-old Romello Leach faces felony charges of sexual assault on a child with a pattern of abuse.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Rural Hospitals Worry About Staffing As Vaccination Deadline Approaches
Leach was being held without bail and online jail records did not indicate whether he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf. No phone listing could found for him.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby described Leach as a licensed minister. She didn’t identify the churches he led.READ MORE: Focus On New Moms, Pregnant Women In Colorado Naloxone Project Expansion
“He had access to so many given his position and the number of churches he was involved in,” said Kirby.
Kirby says deputies began investigating Leach in May.
Authorities ask if anybody who feels they or their children were victimized by Leach to call 719-520-6666.MORE NEWS: New Video Emerges Of Aurora Police Stop, Triggering Internal Investigation: 'I Was Petrified Of That Gun'
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