Aaron Little was arrested in Seattle on Sunday morning after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman during worship services in the St. Spiridon Russian Orthodox Cathedral.
Father Yuri Maev told KIRO-TV that Little lifted the skirt of a woman in the row in front of him when she was standing and looked under her dress.
She did not notice, but her relatives did and walked Little outside.
However, Little snuck back into the church, sat next to the 25-year-old woman, lifted her skirt and groped her, say police.
The woman ran out of the church while her relatives took Little outside again and called the police, notes KOMO-TV (video below).
Maev said Little showed up last Sunday and asked to sleep in the church, but the church leader suggested he go to a shelter. When Little refused to leave, police were called.
According to KOMO-TV, Little has been listed as a sex offender threat for a 2002 rape conviction in California. He is currently being held in the King County Jail without bail on a sexual assault charge.