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Yet another disturbing case of child sexual assault has occurred in Colorado Springs, Colorado, according to law enforcement.
According to El Paso County Sheriff's Detectives, 22-year-old Romello Leach, a Pastor who was associated with multiple local churches, engaged in a sexual assault against at least one child.
Romello Leach was arrested the day before Thanksgiving following a several months-long investigation which was launched after someone came forward and alleged the Pastor had sexually abused a child.
Arrest documents states that person who came forward was an employee at the Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center, where the young teenager was taken after her mother noticed she had “a larger belly.”
Detectives say they fear Leach could have more victims, since he's consistently traveled across the United States for various churches.
Leach has served as a minister for several churches, all of which meet at the Satellite Hotel off Airport and Academy in Colorado Springs.
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As of now investigators have only confirmed one child victim,<a href="http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/11/24/pastor-colorado-springs-sex-assault/"> according to CBS Denver</a>, but Detectives still question whether or not others could have been assaulted by this disgusting “Pastor”.
“He had access to so many, given his position, and the number of churches he was involved in,” said EPSO spokesperson Jacqueline Kirby.
Kirby also said that as a parent herself she's not only shocked but outraged that someone could rape and impregnate a young child in her community.
“It's very disheartening; as a parent, I'll tell you, you go to church and you would think that's one of the places you're safe from predators. Unfortunately, we've seen that that's not the case,” said Kirby.
Leach also admitted to impregnating the 14-year-old in a telephone conversation with his ex-wife that El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies recorded from inside the jail.
The arrest affidavit details that conversation in full to be used as evidence, in which the former wife asked her one-time husband, “So you didn't sleep with that girl and get her pregnant?” To which Leach allegedly replied that “it happened.”
Police say that Leach later acknowledged he knew the girl's parents, according to the affidavit, and stated he had made a mistake, and allegedly said it was “not like he will go around and sleep with everybody's 13 or 14-year-old daughter.”
“If there is anybody out there who feels they have been victimized or their children have been victimized, please give us a call,” Kirby said.
Anyone with any information regarding Leach or any potential victims are urged to contact the El Paso County Sheriff's Office at 719-520-6666.
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