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Benzie County Man is Accused of Sexually Assaulting a Young Boy at Church

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A Benzie County man is accused of sexually assaulting a young boy at a Traverse City church.

Court records show Steven Richard sexually assaulted the 6 year old boy back on January 6th at Immanuel Baptist Church in Garfield Township.

Court Records also reveal that Richard is a repeat offender.

He was released about 6 months ago from a military prison in Kansas, after serving several years for sexual assault.

He was on probation at the time of the assault at the church.

9&10's Sara Simnitch, and Photojournalist, Jeremy Erickson, spoke with the Pastor of the church, and she has the church community's reaction.