Former Norwich Pastor to Stand Trial in Sex Abuse Case
December 7, 2006
New London — A trial starts Friday for the former pastor at the Norwich Assembly of God who is charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.
Charles Johnson Jr., 53, of 35 Fourteenth St. Norwich has denied the charges and pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.
Represented by Groton attorney Peter Bartinik Jr., Johnson will be tried before a six-member jury in New London Superior Court. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant State's Attorney Theresa Anne Ferryman.
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