By Carla Branch 

Angel Ruiz (Prince William County Police Department booking photo)

Angel Mauricio Ruiz, who served as a pastor at Church Ministerio Cielos Abiertos, a church located in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County, has been charged with sexually assaulting a minor. He is being held without bond in Prince William County.

According to a Prince William County Police Department Incident Report, on July 16 at 11:36 p.m. detectives from the Special Victim's Unit responded to a residence located in Woodbridge to investigate a sexual assault. The investigation revealed that the victim, a female juvenile, was sexually assaulted by the accused, identified as a family member, sometime during the summer of 2016 while they were living together in Woodbridge. The victim recently disclosed the incident to another family member who then contacted police. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested on July 27 at his home in Ft Washington, Maryland.

Anyone with information should contact Prince William County Police Department at 703-792-5123.