Prince William Co. pastor faces sexual assault charges

A Prince William County pastor faces sexual assault charges after one of his parishioners said she was assaulted twice during counseling sessions.

A pastor in Prince William County, Virginia, is facing sexual assault charges after one of his parishioners said she was inappropriately touched during counseling sessions.

Prince William County Police said the victim was a 20-year-old woman. Between March 8 and 10, she went to counseling at the Reconciliation Community Church in Manassas, Virginia.

There the pastor of the church, 76-year-old John Roger Peyton, invited her to his office for a personal consultation.

Police say Rogers inappropriately touched the young woman during two separate counseling sessions on March 8 and 10. The victim eventually told a family member about the assault, who then contacted the police.

Roger was arrested on April 15. He was Charged with sexual assault, assault and assault.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Prince William County Police Department at 703-792-7000 leave a tip online.

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