LGBT priest arrested for allegedly raping teen in California

A California man who authorities say sexually abused a 14-year-old boy for several years while working as a chaplain in the San Francisco Bay Area has been arrested.

The San Jose Mercury News reports that the man, identified by law enforcement officials as Jeffrey S. McNeil, 31, was arrested Tuesday on two felony counts of forcible sodomy.

The paper says McNeil allegedly assaulted the boy over a period of several months in late 2016, and that he later forced him to perform oral sex.

McNeil has been charged with two counts of rape and one count of sexual abuse of a child, the Mercury News reported.

He was released on his own recognizance pending a preliminary hearing in Sacramento Superior Court, where bail was set at $150,000, according to the paper.