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St. Catharines church volunteer charged with sex assault

Niagara Regional Police say a long-standing St. Catharines church member and volunteer has been charged with sexual assault.

Police say Witte co-ordinated many youth programs at Bethany Community Church

Police say a long-standing St. Catharines church member and volunteer has been charged with sexual assault.

Niagara Regional Police say 31-year-old Christopher Witte faces two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual interference and three counts of invitation to sexual touching.

Police say Witte co-ordinated many youth programs at Bethany Community Church.

The arrest follows a police investigation into allegations of sexual abuse of young boys at the church.

Police didn't give a time frame on when the allegations stem from, only using the word "historical" to describe their investigation.

Police say there could be more complainants who may come forward.

Witte is scheduled to appear in bail court on Friday in St. Catharines in connection with the allegations.