A Sterling man who is now 62 years old has been indicted for sexual assault and sexual battery in a 15-year-old case.
According to a release from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Kevin O’Connor, 62, was arrested today (Aug. 16) after a Loudoun County Grand Jury indicted him Aug. 13 of one count of sexual assault by force, two counts of aggravated sexual battery, two counts of aggravated sexual battery while incapacitated (asleep), and two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.
The alleged victim was between 13 and 15 in 2003, when the incident was reported. O’Connor, who would have been 47, was a deacon at Calvary Temple Church. That church and its leadership have been the subject of numerous allegations of physical and mental abuse.
There were also allegations that the investigation into abuse at Calvary was being hindered at the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office by a sergeant who was a member of Calvary. That sergeant is no longer with the LCSO.
The case was initially reported in May 2003, but was not prosecuted due to insufficient evidence at the time. The case was re-examined in 2012, and additional leads and evidence were developed through numerous interviews, which led to the indictment Aug. 13.
O’Connor is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.