A Maryland pastor was arrested and charged along with his U.S. Capitol police officer son and son-in-law Wednesday in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of four at-risk teenagers who were enrolled in a housing program run by his church.
Prince George’s County Police detectives said in a release Wednesday that they had arrested the 67-year-old lead pastor of Oxon Hill Assembly of Jesus Christ, Joshua William Wright, his U.S. Capitol police son and church minister, William Joshua Wright, 46, and his son-in-law, Donald Jackson, 40, who was also an influential member of the church. The men were charged with child abuse and other offenses.
Calls made by The Christian Post to the church were not immediately answered on Thursday.
A spokesperson for the U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement to WUSA that the pastor’s son was placed on “non-duty status” as soon as they learned of the charges.
“The United States Capitol Police takes this situation and the charges brought against William J. Wright III, very seriously. Upon notification of the investigation by the Prince George’s County Police, the Department immediately place[d] him in a non-duty status,” the USCP statement said.
“As this is an ongoing investigation, the USCP will continue to monitor the outcome of this matter in Prince George’s County, and will have no further comment,” the statement ended.
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Source: Christian Post