Westminster pastor Gerald Leroy Clark in court, charged with sexually assaulting a teenager

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - A Westminster pastor accused of sexually assaulting a teenager faces a judge Monday.

Gerald Leroy Clark, 52, is charged with two counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust and involving a pattern of abuse. Clark has an arraignment hearing scheduled for 1 p.m. in Jefferson County.

The arrest affidavit reveals that the victim was an aspiring member of the church's ministry team who was helping out the pastor and his wife at their home.

"In one of the charges he's alleged to have committed this offense against a child who was under 15 and the second offense covers the time when the teenager was older than 15 but under 18," explained Pam Russell, spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office.

Clark is the pastor of Jericho Ministries International, which initially met at the West View Recreation Center in Westminster, but moved services to the Greenway Club House in Broomfield, court records state.

After Clark's arrest, three other young women came forward and were considered potential victims, Russell said.

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