Randolph County authorities have arrested a man for sexually assaulted a teen several years ago.

According to court documents the victim stated to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Investigators that when she was 15 years old she was sexually assaulted and abused by the suspect identified as Jamie Flanery.

The victim told authorities that she and Flanery attended the same church and the abuse began with the suspect requesting sexually explicit photos of the victim.

The victim stated that as members of the church’s “youth group” were at the suspects house one night, Flannery grabbed her and kissed her.

The victim also described another incident where Flanery got into her car and sexually assaulted her.

The victim told authorities she later texted the suspects wife and a Randolph County area pastor, Gary Moore, about the assault according to the report.

Moore stated to investigators that Flanery had admitted to kissing the victim.

Court documents stated that Moore said he reached out to Flanery, telling him to “swear on the word of God” and asked him if he did what the victim accused him.

The affidavit continues with Moore stating Flanery then told him “yes I did, but I didn’t do anything to her that she didn’t ask or she wasn’t ok with.”

On June 6th a judge found probable cause to arrest Flanery.

Flanery is charged with
first-degree sexual assault.