Pennsylvania State Police have arrested a former member of a controversial Delaware County church for allegedly molesting four girls, now in their 30s, in various locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware during the 1980s.
Richard Bellingham, 57, was charged Thursday with indecent assault and corruption of minors stemming from the incidents that took place between 1981 through 1988. Bellingham was arraigned in District Court, and held at Delaware County Prison on $100,000 cash bail.
State Police say the crimes occurred when the victims were all affiliated with the Church of Our Saviour, which operated in Concord Township from the 1970s through 2004. Some of the assaults by Bellingham also occurred as far away as Maryland, according to authorities.