Volunteer Bible Study Teacher Accused Of Sexual Assaulting Children, Police Ask Other Victims To Come Forward

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Source: Colorado Springs police; MEGA

Jun. 6 2022, Published 11:20 a.m. ET

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A volunteer Bible study teacher is accused of sexual assault on children and police are asking any other victims to come forward.

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Last week, the Colorado Springs Police Department announced the arrest of Carlton Ranquist, 63. He was charged with two counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust and two counts of sexual exploitation of children.

He was arrested in Maine and, last week was sent to a Colorado jail.

In July 2021, the Colorado Springs police started an investigation after a report of a sexual assault on a child between 2015 and 2017.

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Police also identified a second minor victim of sexual abuse that happened between 2008 and 2010, authorities said.

Investigators said in 2013, when Ranquist lived in Colorado Springs, he volunteered as a bible study teacher at Colorado Springs Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Police ask anyone with information, including potential victims, to contact (719) 444-7000.


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