Hamden Volunteer Youth Minister Allegedly Had Sexual Relations With Juvenile

Hamden Police

A Hamden man who volunteers as a youth minister for a local church is being accused of having sexual relations with a minor, police said.

Charges for Lionel McFadden include second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.

An investigation was launched by the Hamden Police Department Special Victims Unit and an arrest warrant for McFadden was issued. 

The 27-year-old turned himself into police on June 30. 

McFadden's bond was set at $20,000 and he is expected to appear in court on July 14. 

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