Suffolk pastor charged with sexual assault in May will face trial in October

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on August 9, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Updated Saturday, Aug 9 at 12:59 PM

PORTSMOUTH -- A Suffolk pastor who was arrested in May for an alleged sexual assault against a woman he previously mentored, has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of rape and indecent liberties.

According to online court documents, 39-year-old Trevon D. Boone of Chesapeake was indicted by true bill on August 7.

Police say Boone, who is a pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Outreach Center in Suffolk, turned himself into police after learning of the charge.   

According to police, Boone came into contact with the victim, who was under the age of 18 at the time of the offense, when he was a minister at a "local church."  Police have not immediately released the name of the church.

Boone began to mentor the victim and during that time he allegedly forced her to have sex with him, police said.  The alleged crime took place in the 1000 block of Clay Street, officials told 13News Now.  

Boone was ordered held a $5,000 secured bond.  His jury trial is sceduled for October 9.

Anyone with any information in reference to this case is asked to call the Portsmouth Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit at (757) 393-8536.
 

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