Church Volunteer Charged with Sexual Assault of 14-Year-Old

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Credit: Fairfax County Police

Credit: Fairfax County Police

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CLIFTON, Va. (CBSDC) — A volunteer at a local church in Clifton has been arrested for sexually abusing a 14-year-old.

Twenty-three-year-old James West, of the 5600 block of Hope Park Road in Fairfax, was taken into custody after the parents of the victim tipped off police.

The victim’s parents became concerned after the child told them about getting massaged West at the church. The child revealed the alleged abuse after being asked more question by the parents, police say.

West was taken into custody after the victim’s parents told police about the massages an sexual abuse, which allegedly took place at the church.

West has been a volunteer at King’s Chapel Church in Clifton for several years.

He is being held at Fairfax County Adult Detention Center on two counts of aggravated sexual battery.

Police ask that anyone with information to contact Detective L. LaBarca at 703-246-7810 or call Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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