Christian school principal confesses to sexually assaulting two pre-teen students
Former principal Douglas J. Allison -- KOMO screen grab

The principal of a tiny Christian school in Port Angeles, Washington is in custody after he admitted that he sexually assaulted two young girls at his school, reports KOMO News.

Douglas J. Allison, 55, was charged with eight counts of molestation and four counts of child rape on the two girls -- ages ten and eleven -- at the Mountain View Christian School

According to police, Allison, is both a teacher and the principal at the tiny 12-student school operated by the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Police investigators state they listened in on a conversation between Allison and the mother of one girl where he admitted touching the girls.

Armed with that information Allison was taken into custody at his home where he reportedly confessed to the arresting officer.

According to Associate Pastor Collette Pekar of Sequim Seventh-day Adventist Church who teaches bible study one-day-a-week at Mountain View. church members are stunned.

"We are very, very sad," said Pekar. "Our congregation is grieving. We love our kids, we love our families. We're praying for complete healing, for complete justice."

Investigators are also speaking with authorities in California where Allison held a similar position at a school there.

The former principal is being held at  Clallam County Corrections Facility, with set bail at $100,000.

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