Photo via PGPD

Photo via PGPD

Three Men Charged with Sexual Abuse of Four Victims in Oxon Hill Church Program for At-Risk Youth

May 23, 2018

Three men have been charged with the sexual abuse of four teenage girls who were enrolled in a program designed to "provide living accommodations in the homes of church members and education classes at the church for at-risk youth."

The crimes occurred between 2001 and 2008 when the victims were between the ages of 15 and 18.

The suspects include 67-year-old Joshua William Wright of the 8200 block of Lykema Court in Brandywine. He is the Head Pastor of the Oxon Hill Assembly of Jesus Christ. The remaining two suspects are 40-year-old Donald Jackson of the 10000 block of Stewards Chance Lane in White Plains and 46-year-old William Joshua Wright of the 3900 block of Hedgemeade Court in White Plains.  William Wright is Joshua Wright’s son and was a minister at the church.  Donald Jackson is Joshua Wright’s son-in-law and was a leading member at the church.

The 'Children Having Overcoming Power,' shortened as CHOP for was run by the Oxon Hill Assembly of Jesus Christ in Fort Washington until the end of the program in 2011.

The sexual acts took place at various locations including the suspects’ homes, various parks, and the church, police say.

The suspects have all been charged with child abuse and varying sex offenses. 

Follow @WPGC on Twitter