LUMBERTON — A youth group leader is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl while working at a Lumberton church, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.
Jahaziel Levi Rodriguez-Vazquez, 28, of 221 Warwick Mill Road, is charged with statutory rape and is being held under a $50,000 bond at the Robeson County jail, according to Randall Graham, spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office. Rodriguez-Vazquez was 27 at the time of the alleged assault.
According to a sheriff’s report, Rodriguez-Vasquez was working at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s, a church at 918 Piney Grove Road, when the assaults occurred. Graham said Rodriguez-Vazquez got to know the victim while working with young people at the church.
The victim’s parents contacted lawmen in March. According to the report, Rodriguez-Vazquez assaulted the girl twice, once last year and again in February.
Investigators with the sheriff’s Juvenile Division say there is a possibility that there are other victims, and anyone with information should call 910-671-3140.