Mathews Co. church youth leader indicted on child sexual abuse charges

Posted at 5:38 PM, Jul 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-17 17:51:22-04

MATHEWS CO., Va. - After a month-long sexual abuse investigation, the Mathews County Sheriff's Office indicted a local church youth leader Monday on charges of the sexual abuse of a teenager.

Kenneth Scott Marshall

In June, investigators with the sheriff's office became aware of an incident involving a 15-year-old boy. Numerous interviews were conducted during the course of the investigation, and evidence was collected to support the allegations.

Evidence was uncovered on July 13 and presented to a grand jury Monday, which resulted in two indictments.

36-year-old Kenneth Scott Marshall of Mathews, Virginia, was arrested Monday during a traffic stop in the 300 block of Main Street. Authorities indicted Marshall on charges of Aggravated Sexual Battery of a minor through the use of mental incapacity or physical helplessness and Forcible Sodomy of a minor through the use of mental incapacity or physical helplessness.

One person, who wanted to remain anonymous, said he wasn't surprised by the arrest at all.

Marshall is currently being held in the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center without bond. He is scheduled to be back in court 9 a.m. Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Cornerstone Church released this statement:

"Scott Marshall was a volunteer working with the youth at the church. Upon learning of the allegations in June, which did not occur at the church, he was immediately removed from his volunteer position and from any contact with our youth pending the outcome of the Sheriffs investigation.

This is the churches statement and has no further comments."

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