Community Center employee allegedly raped mentally disabled woman, impregnating her

Virginia

A Springfield man is facing charges for allegedly raping a woman who is mentally disabled. 

Bernard Betts-King, 60, was arrested on Monday after an investigation revealed that the woman was raped in early 2018.

Police said at the time of the alleged assault, Betts-King was working with the victim at the MVLE Community Center in Springfield where he employed as a behavioral technician. While there, he was providing one on one services for the victim. He’s also employed at Living Community Alternatives in Fairfax. 

“A family member in August 2018 reported to us that they believed their child had been a victim of sexual assault upon learning that she had been impregnated. She does suffer from significant cognitive and physical impairments that make it unlikely that…she’s incapable of giving consent,” Captain Thea Pirnat with Fairfax County Police Department’s Major Crimes Bureau said. 

Police may have identified a second victim and they believe there may be more victims out there. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact police.

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