Christian youth pastor accused of sexually assaulting multiple victims at California church

Police in Orange County, California, have arrested a Christian youth pastor after several victims have accused him of sexual assault, KTLA reports.


Sean Patrick Aday, 38, was arrested and charged with rape, sodomy, penetration with a foreign object and sexual assault, Orange County Sheriff's officials told the station. He was arrested Friday and released on $500,000 bond Saturday morning.

Aday was a youth pastor at Grace Community Church. Authorities told reporters a female victim came forward in October to report that he had sexually assaulted her.

KTLA reports other young women also reported Aday had sexually assaulted them while a young pastor at the church. He was fired in October. All of the alleged victims are in their late teens or early twenties and were volunteers or parishioners with the church.

The assaults allegedly occurred on church grounds or during church functions and trips. Authorities believe there are additional victims who have yet to come forward.