04/20/2015 03:10 EDT | Updated 06/20/2015 05:59 EDT

Wagdi Iskander, Former Calgary Pastor, Charged With Sexual Assault Of Child

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CALGARY - Calgary Police have charged a former pastor with a sexual assault that dates back to 1994.

At the time, the accused was the pastor of the Arabic Baptist Church, which used space at the Cambrian Heights Baptist Church.

Police say the charges were laid based on a complaint filed by a man who says he was sexually assaulted during counselling sessions with his pastor.

Wagdi Iskander, who is 52, is charged with sexual assault and sexual interference with a child under 14.

The Arabic Baptist Church is now known as the Arabic Alliance Church and uses space at the Foothills Alliance Church. (CHQR)

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