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Va. priest charged with sexually assaulting man

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 2:27am  ET

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) - Fairfax County police say a Catholic priest has been charged with the sexual battery of a man.

The Rev. Luis Fernando Franco Henao surrendered to authorities on Wednesday. The Diocese of Arlington says Franco Henao is a visiting priest from Colombia.

Police say the alleged incident occurred on Feb. 2 on the parish grounds of St. Bernadette in Springfield. Police say the alleged victim came forward last month.

Church officials say Franco Henao has been removed from his duties.

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