A registered sex-offender s currently facing charges after he allegedly raped a six-year-old girl inside the bathroom of a church when she went to ease herself on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.
William Brandon Coffey reportedly stifled the victim’s cry while he sexually assaulted her at the Body of Hope Church in Raleigh in North Carolina.
According to court documents, Coffey carried the little girl to the men’s bathroom and “covered the mouth of the victim when she attempted to scream”.
Investigator A. J. Doughty, further disclosed that he kissed her and released her after the assault.
The girl’s parents discovered that she had urinated on herself when she returned to them inside the church.
They quizzed her and after she told them what happened, they called the police but Coffey had disappeared from the church before the officers arrived.
Coffey, who appeared in court on Thursday, September 3, 2015 has been remanded in prison on $1 million bail.
Court documents revealed further that he served two years and three months in prison for kidnapping and molesting a 9-year-old girl at a north Raleigh apartment complex in May of 2009, The Observer reports.
Raleigh police said he encountered the girl as she was walking from the pool. Authorities said Coffey “touched her inappropriately.”
In a statement, Body of Christ Church said that while it has stringent procedures in place for all personnel working with children, Coffey was not a church member and was visiting a men’s Bible study group when the alleged attack happened.
The statement read: “Our ultimate concern and care now and has always been for the child and family involved.”