Former priest in northern Virginia charged with sexual abuse

Priest Abuse
Posted at 6:03 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 18:03:09-04

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - A former Catholic priest has been charged with sexually abusing a teenager in Virginia in a case dating back nearly 35 years, and city councilman David Grosso from the District of Columbia has come forward with a statement saying he had been victimized.

Sixty-three-year-old Scott Asalone was charged in Loudoun County.

Attorney General Mark Herring's office says Asalone was arrested Saturday in New Jersey and will be transferred to Virginia.

Asalone was on a list last year of more than a dozen priests described by the Arlington Diocese as credibly accused of abuse.

Though the Associated Press doesn’t generally identify alleged victims of sexual assault, Grosso came forward publicly.