NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A former pastor at a Haitian church in Norwich faces a judge on sexual assault charges involving a 12-year-old girl.
Forty-nine-year-old Luckner Sylvain has a scheduled appearance in New London Superior Court on Monday on charges of first-degree sexual assault, fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.
Norwich police allege Sylvain, a former pastor at First Haitian Baptist Church, sexually assaulted the girl multiple times in 2006 and 2007. The church's pastor says Sylvain left the church in 2008 and hasn't been in contact.
Police say Sylvain fled to Haiti last December, but was captured and returned to Connecticut in April.
It's not known if he has a lawyer.