El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has released a statement saying that a minister was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of sexually assaulting children.
The minister is associated with several churches that meet regularly at the Satellite Hotel in Colorado Springs. The arrest was made following a months-long investigation.
The suspect, identified as Romello Leach, 22, is being held without bond in the El Paso County jail on multiple felony counts of sexual assault on a child, the pattern of abuse.
The authorities started the investigation in May, according to the news released from Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby.
The Sheriff’s spokeswoman revealed that Leach has had access to an unknown number of children and teens, through his association with the churches that met at the hotel at 411 Lakewood Circle.
Kirby revealed that as of Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office was aware of one victim. The authorities are asking anyone who has information on victims who may have been abused by him in the past and not reported it to come forth and report. The Sheriff's Office Tip line is also open for anyone with information at (719) 520-6666.