NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042. JHallock@ocsd.org; Carrie Braun, 714.647.1848, CBraun@ocsd.org
Investigators Seek Additional Victims of Sexual Assault Suspect
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (November 7, 2015) – On Friday, November 6, 2015, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Special Victim’s Unit investigators arrested Sean Patrick Aday, 38, Lake Forest, on charges related to multiple incidents of sexual assault. Aday was arrested during a traffic stop following several weeks of investigation that included interviews with several female victims.
In October 2015, Sheriff’s investigators were contacted by a female victim indicating she had been sexually assaulted by Aday while he worked as the youth pastor at Grace Community Church in the City of Lake Forest. During the course of the investigation, several other victims were contacted, each indicating they had been sexually assaulted by Aday over the course of the last several years while he was employed as the youth pastor at Grace Community Church. The sexual assaults occurred inside the church, on church property, in various places in Orange County and during church sponsored international trips (Costa Rica, Moldova & South Africa).
The known victims are unrelated females, ranging in age from late teens to early twenties, each parishioners or volunteers at Grace Community Church. Based on the allegations, Grace Community Church immediately terminated Aday in October 2015. Investigators believe there are additional victims who have yet to report being sexually assaulted by Aday.
Aday was arrested on charges of rape, sodomy, penetration with a foreign object and sexual assault. He was booked into Orange County Jail; however, released this morning on $500K bond.
Anyone with information regarding additional victims is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victim’s Unit at (714) 647-7418 or (714) 647-7000. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at occrimestoppers.org.
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