Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pastor Charged With Rape And Assault.

Massachusetts: The former longtime pastor of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral has been accused of raping and physically assaulting a 43-year-old woman.

The Rev. Charles Michael Abdelahad, 55, will be arraigned Friday in Central District Court on a single charge of rape, four counts of assault and battery, and five counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

The rape charge stems from an alleged assault in which the priest forced the victim up against a wall, rubbed her inappropriately and sexually assaulted her, according to court records.

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Rev. Abdelahad allegedly bit the victim on her shoulders, underarms, thighs, legs, back, breasts, lips and jowls.