A 53-year-old Canadian pastor has been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a woman on whom he was supposedly saving, or performing exorcisms, according to the Huffington Post, citing a report from the Toronto Sun.
Wayne Maron Jones was arrested in Toronto on charges of assaulting the woman between May 2011 and May 2013, the report says. The arrest came in August, but police are only now asking for anyone with more information to step forward as the investigation continues. The Huffington Post writes:
Police said the suspect offered “spiritual guidance” to his victim, which included exorcisms, according to the Toronto Star.
Jones’ biography on the website of the United Spiritual Baptist Church says he is married with “a vast number of Spiritual Children.”
“Bishop Dr. Wayne M. Jones is a man who believes in gratitude, and because of this he always talks about how grateful he is to every one who has touched his life in some way to get him to where he is now,” it reads.
Jones also faces three counts of fraud over $5,000 for allegedly convincing the woman to turn over her money and property, the report says.