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Durham police say a pastor has been charged with sexual assault

Durham police say a pastor has been charged with sexual assault

A pastor from a Toronto church has been charged with sexually assaulting a member of his congregation.

According to a media release, Richard Brown of White Cedar Drive in Pickering, was charged with sexual assault and released on a promise to appear.

Police said the victim was being counseled by Brown, from Kingsway Community Life Centre in Toronto, since 2016.

The release said the victim felt that the accused was making sexual advances toward him, and in March, while at the accused’s home in Pickering, the the victim was sexually assaulted by Brown.

Investigators said they would like to ensure there are no other victims.

If anyone has any new information, please contact Det. Fisher of the West Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2530. Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.