Former Norwich Pastor Arrested for Sexual Assault of a Minor

Norwich Bulletin
February 22, 2006

NORWICH — Norwich police have arrested the former pastor of the Norwich Assembly of God Church, Charles Johnson Jr., for sexual assault of a minor.

A complaint of alleged sexual abuse was filed Nov. 9, 2005, with the Norwich Police Department, Juvenile Unit, involving a minor and Johnson.

The alleged sexual abuse occurred between 2001-2002, during the time Johnson was pastor of the Norwich Assembly of God, located at 340 New London Turnpike. During the investigations, the victim alleges two occasions of inappropriate contact with Johnson at Johnson's residence.

As the result of the investigation conducted by Norwich Police Department Juvenile Unit and the Department of Children and Families, Johnson was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual assault 1st degree and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.

Johnson was released on a $150,000 surety bond and must appear March 2 at Norwich Superior Court.


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