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Church officials face charges in assault case

BOULDER, Colo. - Boulder police have issued tickets to two pastors and two elders associated with VineLife Church in Longmont after investigators said the officials failed to report allegations that a youth pastor sexually assaulted a child who was a member of the church.

Police said in a statement Wednesday a fifth church official, who is currently out of the country, will be served a summons when he returns to Colorado.
The victim is now 23 years old. She told police the relationship with her pastor began when she was 15 years old and continued for seven years.
Police arrested youth pastor Jason Roberson in September on sex assault charges.
The pastors and elders face charges of failing to report child abuse, a misdemeanor. They were issued tickets on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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