Northern Virginia religious youth leader accused of sexually assaulting child

A 75-year-old religious youth leader in McLean has been accused of sexually assaulting a child in the program he led – and Fairfax County police are looking for more information on him.

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Police say Antonio Perez-Alcala’s group – the Secular Institute Stabat Mater – operated out of his McLean home, sometimes meeting in his bedroom.

They say the victim was attending a private mentoring session in Perez-Alcala’s bedroom when the sexual assaults occurred.

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Police began investigating on Oct. 28 when the child told an adult about the incident.

Perez-Alcala has had many positions throughout Northern Virginia, and he’s interacted with a number of young people.

He was affiliated with the Diocese of Arlington from 1994 to 2008 in a non-ordained capacity.

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If you have any information on Perez-Alcala or if you think you believe he had inappropriate contact with a child, call (703) 246-7800, option 3.