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Posted on 09/24/2012 7:51:19 AM PDT by Cronos
A pastor was sentenced Friday to 330 years in prison for sexually assaulting five boys between the ages of 9 and 15 in his Lake Forest apartment between 2007 and 2011.
Oscar D. Perez, 69, was an Apostolic pastor and bishop at Iglesia Antigua, a church
that rented space at St. Georges Episcopalian Church in Laguna Hills.
Perez befriended various families at the church, enlisted children to help with church services, and eventually began to invite the victims over to his apartment, sometimes for sleepovers, prosecutors said.
Perez was arrested and charged in the assault of two victims in September 2011 after a boy told his mother of the abuse. Further investigation yielded three more apparent victims.
The pastor was was found guilty in July on 22 felony counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14, four felony counts of lewd acts on a child and sentencing enhancement allegations for lewd acts against multiple victims.
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Dr. T — I guess you may have missed this one.
Its not a Catholic priest this time.
I’ve said all along this happens in all churches.
What’s the purpose of posting this, Chronos? “Protestants Do It Too”? Is that your point?
It happens and it’s terrible — all of these pastors whether catholic or not are horrible scum for betraying the trust placed in them.
This wasn’t Catholic or Protestant - this was an Episcopagan. They aren’t even Christians anymore.
He billed himself as the top holy man at Spanish-language Iglesia Antigua Católica, which rented space from St. George's Episcopal Parish in Laguna Hills and is not affiliated with Orange County's Roman Catholic Diocese.In an earlier piece in the OC Weekly, we learned that
Iglesia Antigua Católica, a Spanish language church that is not affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, rented space at St. George's Parish, an Episcopalian church in Laguna Hills. Iglesia Antigua Católica is part of the Old Catholic Church movement formed in the 1800s by Roman Catholics who broke away over papal infallibility. Today's Old Catholic Church is in full communion with the Anglican Communion.
The TRUTH should be told: molestation isn't an exclusive problem of one church or another.
You're reaction proves the point why.
sad the kids pay the real price.
No, not Episcopalian but he did use their facilities. He doesn’t appear to be affiliated.
Hey, I just asked a question.
YOUR reaction seems to prove that you are terribly thenthitive about your pedophile problem.
“Ive said all along this happens in all churches.”
Of course it does. Now, how many times did this guy’s church cover up the scandals and send him off to a new parish without warning anyone about him? That happens in all churches too, right?
Actually the rented place was in an Episcopalian Church.
and you've said correctly. I just can't stand it when folks attack each others church/denomination.
satan attacks the church from within. This demoralizes the faithful, turns them away from God and inhibits the work of Christ's church worldwide.
This evil manifest itself EVERYWHERE!
well, of course, all do it. But I feared that Dr. Thorne may have missed this article — after looking at the last few articles he’s been posting. Just to help him
Another gay predator hiding behind religion.
What is interesting to me is that these guys whichever religious group they belong to still do it knowing they will be caught. It doesn’t make sense. If I was a conspiracy theorist I’d think it was an infiltration of gays in the 60s and 70s that led to this fallout now.
“about your pedophile problem.” -> now, now, NT — you’re not supposed to make it personal. NJ doesn’t have this problem, do you?
Well, if you’re going to be a criminal pervert it looks like he picked the right place to do it out of.
Probably quite a few times
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