Man who worked at community center accused of rape

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Officials say a man who worked at a northern Virginia community center has been accused of raping a woman who had mental health issues.

Fairfax County police say 60-year-old Bernard Betts-King was charged with "raping a woman through the use of her mental incapacity."

A police statement says Betts-King was working with the victim as a behavioral specialist at the MVLE Community Center when the rape occurred in 2018. MVLE said on its website that it helps people with disabilities find jobs or get training, in addition to providing other social services.

News outlets report Betts-King also works for Community Living Alternatives in Fairfax. The Washington Post says neither MVLE nor Community Living Alternatives immediately responded to requests for comment.

It's unclear if Betts-King has a lawyer who could comment.



 
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