A North Aurora pastor, who is also a convicted sex offender, has been charged with sexually abusing a child in a church.
Ralphael J. Robinson, 39, of the 1700 block of Felten Road in Aurora and a pastor at Kingdom Church in North Aurora, was charged with one count of criminal sexual assault and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Robinson allegedly sexually abused his victim, whom he knew, April 18 at his church, located in the 100 block of South Lincolnway, according to the state’s attorney’s office.
Robinson was previously convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to the Illinois Sex Offender Registry. He was 25 at the time of the offense and his victim was 16.
Robinson surrendered at the Aurora Police Department April 22 after an arrest warrant was issued for him. Bail was set at $100,000 with 10 percent to apply.
If convicted, Robinson would face a sentence between four and 15 years in prison. He would also have to register as a sex offender. His next court date is April 28.
The case was investigated by the Kane County Child Advocacy Center and remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information should call their local police department or the Kane County Child Advocacy Center at 630-208-5160.