Church volunteer arrested on child sex charges

Posted at 12:51 PM, Jun 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-09 17:32:48-04

Police arrested an Anne Arundel County bible study teacher on charges of child sexual abuse.

Erick Ernesto Granados-Zeledon, 39,  was charged on multiple sex offense and child abuse charges following his arrest Thursday at his Edgewater home. Granados-Zeledon was a chaperone and volunteer bible instructor at the Iglesia Hispanic Emmanuel Church in Annapolis.

In May, detectives launched an investigation into alleged child sexual abuse. They interviewed a juvenile victim, which led them to the church and Granados-Zeledon.

Police said the church is cooperating with law enforcement during the investigation. The suspect is no longer a volunteer and had no connection to their private school or daycare.

Authorities are anyone with information or any other victims to call the Anne Arundel County Child Abuse unit at 410-222-4733.