Priest Charged With Sexual Battery in West Springfield

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Luis Fernando Henao, 40, charged with sexual battery. (Credit: Fairfax County Police Department)

Luis Fernando Henao, 40, charged with sexual battery. (Credit: Fairfax County Police Department)

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WEST SPRINGFIELD, Va. (CBSDC) - A Catholic priest has been charged with the sexual battery of an adult in Springfield on Wednesday.

Police say Father Luis Fernando Henao, 40, is charged with sexual battery of an adult male in an incident that occurred back on Feb. 2, 2012.

On Nov. 30, the victim reported he was sexually assaulted at Saint Bernadette Parish in the 7600 block of Old Keen Mill Road while seeking support and guidance from the suspect, when the same man touched him inappropriately.

Franco Henao turned himself over to police on Wednesday. He was then processed and released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477.

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