Religious Youth Leader Arrested for Aggravated Sexual Battery of Minors

McLean Police District – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau Child Abuse Squad have arrested a 75-year-old man for sexual assaults that occurred at the Secular Institute Stabat Mater, 2001 Great Falls Street in McLean. Detectives were notified on Oct. 28 after a child disclosed to an adult that he was sexually assaulted by a leader of the program. Detectives determined Antonio Perez-Alcala owned the McLean home where he operated the Secular Institute. Juveniles attended private mentoring sessions, often in Perez-Alcala’s bedroom. The victim was sexually assaulted during the private sessions.

Through the detectives’ preliminary investigation, they identified an additional victim. Detectives executed a search warrant at the Secular Institute Monday evening where Perez-Alcala was arrested and charged with nine counts of aggravated sexual battery. He is currently being held at the Adult Detention Center without bond. 

Since the mid-1990s, Perez-Alcala held various positions throughout the Northern Virginia area where he had contact with young members of our community. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this case or believe Perez-Alcala had inappropriate contact with a child to please call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 3.  

Perez-Alcala was affiliated with the Catholic Diocese of Arlington from 1994 to 2008 in a non-ordained capacity. Detectives are working with the Catholic Diocese of Arlington to determine if any additional victims may have been impacted. To view their press release, click here.

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Victim specialists from our Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure the identified victims receive appropriate resources and assistance.   

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