Local minister charged with rape, turns himself in

Posted at 12:36 PM, May 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-28 19:14:14-04

Portsmouth, Va. - A local minister has been charged after allegations of rape were made against him this week.

Police say 39-year-old Trevon D. Boone of Chesapeake came in contact with the victim, who was under 18 at the time, when he was a minister at a local church.

Boone mentored the victim and it was during that time that he allegedly forced the girl to have sex with him.

Portsmouth Police say the incident happened at a home in Portsmouth between September 2012 and January 2013 when the victim was 16 or 17 years old.

A warrant for rape was secured on Tuesday for Boone by Detectives with the Special Victims Unit. He turned himself in to Portsmouth Police just after 6:00 p.m. after learning about the charge.

Boone currently serves as a minister at Tabernacle Baptist Outreach Center in Suffolk.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with any information in reference to the case are asked to call the Portsmouth Police Department's Special Victim's Unit at 757-393-8536.