Former church youth leader arrested for sex crimes against child, facing additional charges

Posted at 5:18 PM, Nov 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-10 18:34:20-05

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. -- A former church youth group leader arrested for child sex crimes is now facing more criminal charges.

A grand jury just came back with seven new felony counts against Jeffrey Clark. The additional charges include two counts of indecent liberties with a child; three counts of aggravated sexual battery; and two counts of indecent liberties with a child by a custodian.

Clark, 45, was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery in September.

Jeffrey Clark (PHOTO: Chesterfield Police)

Jeffrey Clark (PHOTO: Chesterfield Police)

At the time, Chesterfield police said they received a report that Clark had inappropriately touched a juvenile male, who is known to him, on two occasions.

Clark is a former volunteer youth group leader at Immanuel Baptist Church in Colonial Heights. A former Director of Youth at the church said Clark faced similar allegations five years ago.

These are the first charges to be filed in Colonial Heights, Clark was previously charged in Chesterfield.

Police tell CBS 6 at least two of the victims knew Clark through his role at Immanuel Baptist Church and that the incidents happened over the past two years.

Clark is currently in custody at Riverside Regional Jail.

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