Englewood Police: Former church youth volunteer arrested for child sex assault

Posted at 6:52 PM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 12:34:52-04

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A man who volunteered at a metro Denver church was arrested on suspicion of child sex assault. 

Joseph Potts, 31, turned himself into the Arapahoe County Jail Thursday afternoon after an arrest warrant was issued by the Arapahoe County’s District Attorney’s Office. 

According to a statement from the Englewood Police Department, Potts was a youth volunteer helper at the Jubilee Fellowship Church in 2017 when the alleged assault occurred. 

The Englewood man is accused of sexually assaulting two boys, ages 14 and 15, during his time as a volunteer with the church.

Police began an investigation into the allegations on January 18, 2018, according to the police statement. It’s unclear what prompted the investigation.

Potts is facing several charges including sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, enticement of a child and indecent exposure.

A booking photo has not been released.