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Enfield Minister Charged With Sexual Assault in Suffield

The Rev. William Baskerville faces sexual assault and unlawful restraint charges.

An Enfield minister who became familiar to the media during the manhunt and eventual arrest and conviction of his stepdaughter's killer four years ago was charged by Suffield police Wednesday in a sexual assault case.

Rev. William F. Baskerville, 53, of 5 Bailey Road, is charged with first-degree sexual assault and first-degree unlawful restraint.

He was held on $20,000 bond, and was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Enfield Superior Court.

Due to the nature of the charges, Suffield Police Chief Michael Manzi would not release details of the case against Baskerville, other than saying, "It was a lengthy investigation."

Baskerville's stepdaughter, Ashley Peoples, was murdered in 2008; her body was found in her apartment on Church Street in Enfield. A nationwide manhunt ensued for her former boyfriend, Darryl Crenshaw, who was eventually captured after being featured on the Fox television network program "America's Most Wanted."

According to the America's Most Wanted web site, Baskerville received an apologetic phone call from Crenshaw just days after the murder. Baskerville accepted the apology, because as he told his church, “the God Almighty says that vengeance is mine,” the AMW site says.

IRTURONG December 13, 2012 at 05:57 PM
the red headed stepchild says u reap what u sow
Spiff December 13, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Isn't this guy related to that Kyle Berry character who ran those people off the road with his pickup truck, and killed two of them, a year or two ago?
Dave December 13, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Spiff, Yes he is.
Joseph Smith December 13, 2012 at 10:18 PM
birds of a feather flock together
IRTURONG December 13, 2012 at 10:20 PM
he s also the guy who screwed a kid at the highway garage out of a large sum of money
Randy love January 07, 2013 at 03:48 PM
Please dont judge a person until u hear d complete story Reverend Basket bill is a good man we don't know the whole story it could be your birds and feather flocking together
Randy love January 07, 2013 at 03:58 PM
It was a tragedy what happened to his daughter why bring her up leave her out of it
Randy love January 07, 2013 at 03:59 PM
Oh well

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