Richmond police officer charged with sodomy of a child arraigned Thursday

Charles Church

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A Richmond police officer accused of sodomizing a child was arraigned Thursday.

39-year-old Charles Church, a 12-year veteran of the Richmond Police Department, was also indicted on one count of having sexual intercourse with a 12-year-old girl and two counts of committing forcible sodomy.

Church was arrested on Wednesday, November 4, two days after the alleged incident occurred on Monday, November 2.

Church remains incarcerated at the Richmond City Jail. A February 4 hearing was set for motions in the case.

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