MARYLAND — Prince George’s County Police detectives charged three men in connection with the sexual abuse of four female victims. The crimes occurred between 2001 and 2008 when the victims were between the ages of 15 and 18 and were enrolled in a program run by the Oxon Hill Assembly of Jesus Christ in Fort Washington.
The program was called CHOP – Children Having Overcoming Power – and was designed to provide living accommodations in the homes of church members and education classes at the church for at-risk youth.
The sexual acts in this case involved individual interactions and occurred at various locations including the suspects’ homes, various parks, and the church. The suspects have all been charged with child abuse and varying sex offenses.
The victims in this case came forward as adults to report the abuse they suffered when they were teenagers while in the care and custody of these men.
Detectives are encouraging any others who encountered any type of abuse when they were enrolled in the CHOP program to please come forward. The CHOP program ended in 2011.
SOURCE – BREAKING 911