Leesburg Deacon Arrested For Sexual Abuse
Published March 31st, 2014
LEESBURG -- A deacon at a First Baptist Church in Leesburg is accused of sexual battery on a girl under 10-years-old.
65-year-old Thomas Halsey turned himself in to authorities Friday afternoon.
The victim's mother reported that Halsey had been sexually abusing her daughter over a course of two years, but the victim told her mother about the alleged abuse this month.
Reports say Halsey abused her in a tree house in his backyard.
Halsey had been a member of the church for 13 years.
Investigators say there could be more victims.
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