MILFORD, Mass. (AP) – The pastor of a Brazilian church in Milford has been charged with raping a child in her congregation.

Ana Almeida was released on $500 bail and placed under house arrest after her arraignment on Thursday.

Police say Almedia assaulted the victim over two years, starting when the girl was 14. The girl came to police with her family.

Police say they’re investigating whether Almedia had any other inappropriate relationship with congregants at the Plentitude of God Church.

A call to a listing for an Ana Almeida in Milford was not immediately returned Saturday.


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