By Bob Allen
A former youth pastor at a Southern Baptist church in Charlottesville, Va., is under arrest for the alleged sexual assault of a child under his care.
Jacob Daniel “Jake” Kepple, 35, resigned his post at First Baptist Church in Charlottesville, Va., in July, after allegations surfaced that he sexually abused a child, who is now an adult, between Sept. 1, 2009, and Oct. 27, 2011.
Kepple was arrested last week on two felony counts of taking indecent liberties with a child, the Daily Progress in Charlottesville reported. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison.
A preliminary hearing for Kepple is scheduled Feb. 6 in Charlottesville Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.