CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) - A youth leader at a Suffolk church charged last year with sexual assault has been identified as 18-year-old Jemell Joe.
Joe is facing allegations of sodomy and aggravated sexual assault. Police said one victim came forward to police about the abuse, and several others followed. Joe was arrested in December 2012.
The alleged abuse took place while the victims were in the care of Joe at Suffolk's Gates of Heaven Church.
He is currently behind bars at Western Tidewater Jail, where he has been denied bond.
His first trial begins July 23. He will go through two separate trials because the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office is charging him on two counts in Juvenile Domestic Court and on five counts in Suffolk Circuit Court.
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