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UPPER DARBY, Pa., (CBS) — Upper Darby Police have arrested a suspect who is accused of raping a woman inside a church.

Investigators say suspect Troy Posey surrendered to police and is currently behind bars.

Police say he most recently raped a 19-year-old in the Bethel Community Baptist Church, but he was already wanted for allegedly sexually abusing a minor years ago.

Posey, 48, is no stranger to Upper Darby Police. They’ve been searching for him since 2012 when a 14-year-old came forward claiming he sexually abused her since the third grade. He was her mother’s boyfriend at the time.

Police thought Posey left the area until just a little more than a week ago.

That’s when a 19-year-old woman told police she was raped inside the Bethel Community Baptist Church. She had missed the last train home and was just looking for a safe place to stay the night.

Based on her story, police suspected Posey.

“The physical description sounds like the guy we want. So they did a photo array and sure enough, she picked him out,” Upper Darby Police Superintendent Chitwood said.

Posey worked at the church as a handyman and police say they had no idea about his past.

Posey is facing a number of charges, the most serious is rape.

Just in that 2012 child sex abuse case, he’s facing more than 200 charges.

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