was an LDS church member in Cape Coral, Florida; accused in 2023 of child sexual abuse of an 8 year old girl

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Brian Rogolino, an LDS church member in Cape Coral, Florida, was accused of child sexual abuse in 2023.

from FOX 4 Southwest Florida on 2023-08-07:

“LEE COUNTY, Fla. — On August 3rd, the Cape Coral Police Department’s (CCPD) Special Victim’s Unit detectives and officers responded to an active warrant in Lee County for Brian Patsy Rogolino.

Rogolino is wanted for two counts of sexual battery on a child younger than 12.

CCPD says on February 10th, 2023, detectives were contacted by an out-of-state police agency to report a victim came forward reporting alleged sex acts from eight years ago that occurred in Cape Coral.

According to CCPD on January 18th, 2023, the victim disclosed that several years ago, the victim was touched inappropriately by Rogolino who was a Deacon of the Church of Jesus Christ.

CCPD says the victim’s family did not belong to the church and that Rogolino met the victim at a church activity.

The investigation revealed that Rogolino allegedly performed sex acts on the victim without her consent.

Though the police did not say where the crimes occurred they said no crime occurred at the church’s property.

CCPD says the victim was a child at the time.

Detectives with the CCPD Special Victims Unit continued to investigate until charges were fully developed.

Rogolino was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Lee County Jail.

According to CCPD Rogolino was charged with two counts of violation of Sexual Battery on a child 12 years or younger.”

Sources
  1. CCPD responds to active warrant of a man accused of sexual battery on a child
    view source details | 7 Aug 2023 | FOX 4 Southwest Florida
  2. Cape Coral priest's assistant charged after engaging sexually with minor, CCPD says
    view source details | 7 Aug 2023 | News Press
  3. Cape Coral church deacon accused of sexually assaulting 8-year-old
    view source details | 7 Aug 2023 | Wink News
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  • CCPD responds to active warrant of a man accused of sexual battery on a child
    Source type: News article
    Publisher: FOX 4 Southwest Florida
    Date published/accessed: 7 Aug 2023
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    According to CCPD on January 18th, 2023, the victim disclosed that several years ago, the victim was touched inappropriately by Rogolino who was a Deacon of the Church of Jesus Christ.

    CCPD says the victim's family did not belong to the church and that Rogolino met the victim at a church activity.

    According to CCPD Rogolino was charged with two counts of violation of Sexual Battery on a child 12 years or younger.

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    Cape Coral priest's assistant charged after engaging sexually with minor, CCPD says
    Source type: News article
    Publisher: News Press
    Date published/accessed: 7 Aug 2023
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    A Cape Coral priest's assistant faces several charges after authorities say he engaged sexually with a child years ago.

    Brian Patsy Rogolino, 53, remained at the Lee County Jail on Monday afternoon, charged with two counts of sexual battery on a child younger than 12.

    Shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday, Cape Coral Police's Special Victim’s Unit detectives and officers responded to the 3700 block of Northeast 23rd Place, in Cape Coral, on an active warrant out of Lee County for Rogolino for two counts of sexual battery on a child younger than 12.

    Police said that on Feb. 10, an out of state police agency contacted detectives to report a victim came forward, alleging sex act from several years ago that happened in Cape Coral.

    On Jan. 18, the victim disclosed to school staff that several years ago, they were touched inappropriately by Deacon Brian Rogolino of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A deacon is a priest's assistant.

    The investigation revealed that Rogolino allegedly performed sex acts on the victim without her consent. The victim was a child at the time.

    Rogolino is next due in court Sept. 5 for his arraignment. No bond information was available Monday afternoon.

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    Cape Coral church deacon accused of sexually assaulting 8-year-old
    Source type: News article
    Publisher: Wink News
    Date published/accessed: 7 Aug 2023
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    A Cape Coral church deacon has been arrested, accused of sexually assaulting a child when she was 8 years old.

    Cape Coral police arrested 53-year-old Brian Patsy Rogolino, Thursday.

    According to police, on Jan. 18, the victim told school staff that eight years ago, she was touched inappropriately by Deacon Brian Rogolino of the Church of Jesus Christ.

    That teacher in Michigan reported what the child told her, and that’s how Cape Coral police became involved.

    “Their families essentially became close to one another, and the incidents did occur at some points during this in the City of Cape Coral, I should say,” Scarlato said, “and that’s where we came to learn about this, and to your point, yes, she was, she was 8 years old at the time of the incident. However, that was 8 years ago, so she is 16 now and some specific memories of the investigation jog her memory of it, which led her to disclose the information to a school teacher.”

    An investigation revealed Rogolino allegedly performed sex acts on the victim without her consent.

    Rogolino is being charged with two counts of sexual battery on a child 12 years or younger.

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