TEXARKANA, Ark. (KTHV) — On August 3, 41-year-old David Farren of Texarkana was arrested and charged with Sexual Assault in the first degree, a Class A felony in Arkansas.

Texarkana Police Department detectives conducted an investigation after they were notified of sexual assault allegations.

Detectives found that Farren had been sexually assaulting a female (who was 16 years when the assaults began) over a period of four to five months in 2013.

At the time, Farren was a youth director at an area church.

In a release, the TPD said, “Sexual assault cases are investigated using the highest standard of care and consideration of all parties involved. Only when a majority of evidence is obtained is an arrest warrant approved by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and issued by a Circuit Judge.”

The TPD says the charge is because Farren was a youth director, it “placed him in a position of trust or authority over the victim.”

Reports say Farren assaulted the victim in Texarkana, but not assault the victim on church property.

Farren was the only suspect in the case.

The TPD encourages anyone who believes they’ve been the victim of a sexual crime to call them at (903) 798-3130 or visit their website by clicking here.

(Source: Texarkana Police Department)