Bronx Pastor Franklin Porterfield, of Faith Love Community Church, accused of sexual assault

A Bronx pastor accused of sexually assaulting one of his congregation members faced a judge Thursday. Pastor Franklin Porterfield, of the Faith Love Community Church,

Police say Porterfield is facing forcible touching charges.

Police say Porterfield is facing forcible touching charges.

THE BRONX - A Bronx pastor accused of sexually assaulting one of his congregation members faced a judge Thursday.

Pastor Franklin Porterfield, of the Faith Love Community Church, is facing forcible touching charges after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman from the congregation at the pastor's home back in July.

The victim, who does not want to be identified, says she saw Porterfield as a father figure because he and his wife took her under their wing for the past six years.

The judge issued a restraining order and Porterfield posted bail at $1,000.

Porterfield's wife, brother and another pastor from his church were in court for the hearing.

Porterfield is due back in court Sept. 5.

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