Monroe church volunteer accused of sexual abuse of 3-year-old

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MONROE, N.C. —A Monroe church volunteer has been arrested on charges he sexually abused a 3-year-old girl during a church function, WSOC reports.

Union County deputies arrested the Christopher Broach on Tuesday at his Monroe home on charges of indecent liberties and sex offense with a child.

Investigators said the suspect was volunteering at the day care at a church function at Southbrook Church in Wesley Chapel in February when the alleged sexual abuse occurred.

Detectives said the victim later told her mother about the incident, sparking an investigation, according to WSOC

Church officials released a full statement saying they are praying for the family and cooperating with authorities.

The lead pastor noted the suspect passed a mandatory background check which is required for all volunteers.

Broach is a former employee of the Monroe Parks & Recreation Department.

Read more at WSOC