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Thornton pastor arrested on child sexual assault charges

Posted: 5:33 PM, Sep 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-20 00:41:32-04

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. – A Thornton assistant pastor faces charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl who went to his church for nearly two years.

Robert Duane Wyatt, 50, is an assistant pastor at Agape Bible Church in Thornton. The church’s website lists him as an elder staff member.

Wyatt is accused of sexually assaulting a girl, now 14, for nearly two years, according to the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

He is charged with sexual assault on a child, sexual assault on a child as a pattern of conduct and sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.

Agape Senior Pastor Dr. Darrell Ferguson told Denver7 Monday the case was "heartbreaking and sickening" and said he wants "justice to be done"

Wyatt turned himself in to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office Monday. His bond was set at $20,000.

Videos posted online show he has spoken to the congregation on numerous occasions over the past several years.

Thornton police are also asking anyone else who may have been a victim to come forward and contact them at 720-977-5069.

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