A sexual assault was reported on the Davis Community Church property around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. The following message is from church astors Mary Lynn Tobin and Bill Habicht.
"Over the weekend there was an incident of sexual assault on the property of Davis Community Church. We are saddened and angered that this beautiful and sacred space has been used by one human being to harm another.
As a community of faith, we are holding all those involved in our prayers. We pray for emotional, physical and spiritual healing for the victim, wisdom and insight for the Davis police as they go about their task of locating and arresting the perpetrator, and courage for the perpetrator to confess and repent of his actions.
The Davis police have not shared much information with us as this is an ongoing investigation. We do know that neither the victim nor the perpetrator are part of the DCC church community. We also know that no church programs were occurring at the time of the assault.
Davis Community Church has a long history of providing space for many groups in the community. It is easy to consider DCC as a safe place because it is so familiar. However, it is important for everyone to take every precaution to ensure safety of self and others - as you would anywhere. Always be watchful and vigilant. If you are using the church, be sure to lock doors behind you, and, if at all possible, don't be on the property alone.
Davis Community Church will continue a process of examining our safety precautions. Of all things, we want DCC to be a place where individuals can feel safe.
We hold the victim in our prayers, that she may experience the grace and love of God during this challenging time. We also pray for the perpetrator, that he turns himself in and repents of the actions that have caused such tremendous harm."
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