Pervy (Married?) Preacher Jailed For Raping Congregants
I am still googling around, trying to determine if this sicko is married or not. So far I do not see a mention of a wife.
If this does not fit my “Christian married men are not saints as married Christians claim they are” theme on the blog, it most certainly fits my “I might as well marry an atheist, since Christian men are no better” theme.
Photo of pervert is on this page:
- By Richard Winton and Ruben Vives
- September 19, 2013, 11:19 a.m.
An associate pastor at a church in Norwalk arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting more than 20 female parishioners allegedly told his victims the sex acts were a necessary part of using “healing hands.”
Jorge Juan Castro, 53, was arrested last Friday on allegations that during his eight years as associate pastor at Las Buenas Nuevas Church in Norwalk, he repeatedly sexually assaulted at least 20 parishioners. He told the alleged victims who questioned the sex acts that they were part of the faith-healing process, said L.A. County Sheriff’s Capt. Robert Esson.
“He claimed to have healing hands and ulitized that process to eventually sexually assault them,” Esson said. “He preyed upon them from a trust position. He warned them they’d be the subject of ridicule in the church if they told others.”
Castro also allegedly threatened to have the women — who ranged in age from 18 to 39 — deported if they spoke out, Esson added.
Esson said the alleged crimes stretch from October 2004 to September 2012.
… After surveillance by undercover major-crimes detectives, Castro was arrested Sept. 13 at his home in Norwalk and booked on charges of rape, penetration by a foreign object and oral copulation. He is already charged with six felony counts, but that number is expected to rise.
…Castro came to the United States from Argentina in 2004. Soon after, the alleged sex crimes began, Esson said.
Authorities in Riverside County are now also investigating his term at a church in Moreno Valley, which has been alerted, Esson said.
“He has a large number of victims and we suspect there are more.
- “Sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau detectives received information that from October 2004 through September 2012, adult women of the Las Buenas Nuevas Church in Norwalk were victims of sexual assaults committed by a suspect,” said Sergeant Al Garcia and Captain R. Esson from the Sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau. “The suspect (Castro) in these crimes was identified by the victims as an associate pastor and counselor at the church. The suspect moved to the Los Angeles area from Argentina in 2004,” a statement from the Sheriff’s department stressed. “Many of the victims are Spanish-speaking undocumented immigrants. The suspect allegedly preyed upon the victims’ vulnerability. He did this by invoking fear by threatening to tell the victims if they reported him he would have the victims deported, while additionally threatening to expose the victims to public embarrassment and ridicule,” Sgt. Garcia said.
- Sep 19, 2013
- By: Gina Silva, Investigative Reporter
Norwalk, CA –
(FOX 11 / CNS) The sheriff’s department has just announced the Sept. 13 arrest of an associate pastor of Las Buenas Nuevas Church in Norwalk for allegedly sexually assaulting some adult female parishioners from 2004 to 2012.
Jorge Juan Castro, 53, of Norwalk was taken into custody at his Norwalk home, and was booked on suspicion of rape and other offenses. Castro is being held in lieu of $2 million bail.
From Gina Silva:
A church pastor is accused of raping female parishioners and threatening to have them deported.
The suspect is 53 year old Jorge Juan Castro, the associate pastor of Las Buenas Nuevas Church in Norwalk. L-A County Sheriff’s detectives arrested him for allegedly, sexually abusing several female parishioners. Women who range between the ages of 18 to 39 years of age.
Many of the victims are Spanish-speaking undocumented immigrants. The suspect allegedly threatened the victims by telling them if they reported him, he would have them deported and ridiculed in public.
According to the Sheriff’s special Victims unit, the alleged sexual assaults took place between October 2004 to September 2012.. As many as 20 women have made allegations against Castro.
Sergeant Al Garcia with LASD says, “He used the word God as a mode to get them to conduct several sex acts. He said that he would cleanse them of any wrongdoings, demons they may have. After the assaults he threatened to report them to immigration or subject them to public ridicule if they disclosed the sexual assaults.”
The suspect was booked on six charges of rape, oral copulation and penetration by a foreign object. He is in custody with bail set at $2-million dollars .
August 2014. Edit.
Jorge Juan Castro was sentenced to six years in prison for assaulting a congregant during a counseling session.
A former Norwalk pastor was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison for sexually assaulting a female congregant while praying for her during a counseling session, prosecutors said.
… The assault occurred in April 2010, when the woman went to Castro, pastor at Las Buenas Nuevas Church, for spiritual counseling.
… Castro allegedly told the women the sex acts were part of a faith-healing process.
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