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Pastor sentenced to 330 years in prison for molesting boys
LA Times ^ | 14 September 2012 | Nicole Santa Cruz

Posted on 09/24/2012 7:51:19 AM PDT by Cronos

Oscar D. PerezA 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. George’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Current Events; Evangelical Christian
KEYWORDS: oscardperez; oscarperez; pedoagenda; pedophilia
this is for our dear friend Dr. T
1 posted on 09/24/2012 7:51:21 AM PDT by Cronos
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To: Dr. Thorne; notaliberal

Dr. T — I guess you may have missed this one.


2 posted on 09/24/2012 7:53:09 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cronos

Its not a Catholic priest this time.

I’ve said all along this happens in all churches.


3 posted on 09/24/2012 7:57:07 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: Cronos

What’s the purpose of posting this, Chronos? “Protestants Do It Too”? Is that your point?


4 posted on 09/24/2012 7:58:18 AM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Emperor Palpatine; Dr. Thorne

It happens and it’s terrible — all of these pastors whether catholic or not are horrible scum for betraying the trust placed in them.


5 posted on 09/24/2012 8:00:03 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cronos

This wasn’t Catholic or Protestant - this was an Episcopagan. They aren’t even Christians anymore.


6 posted on 09/24/2012 8:00:42 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: All
According to the OC Weekly:
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.

7 posted on 09/24/2012 8:01:04 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Nervous Tick
What does it matter to you?

The TRUTH should be told: molestation isn't an exclusive problem of one church or another.

You're reaction proves the point why.

8 posted on 09/24/2012 8:02:56 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Osama's dead... and so is our ambassador - Coulter.)
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To: Cronos

sad the kids pay the real price.


9 posted on 09/24/2012 8:03:32 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: circlecity

No, not Episcopalian but he did use their facilities. He doesn’t appear to be affiliated.


10 posted on 09/24/2012 8:04:56 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Osama's dead... and so is our ambassador - Coulter.)
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To: newzjunkey

Hey, I just asked a question.

YOUR reaction seems to prove that you are terribly thenthitive about your pedophile problem.


11 posted on 09/24/2012 8:07:10 AM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Emperor Palpatine

“I’ve 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?


12 posted on 09/24/2012 8:12:10 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: circlecity

Actually the rented place was in an Episcopalian Church.


13 posted on 09/24/2012 8:18:20 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
>>I’ve said all along this happens in all churches.<<

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!

14 posted on 09/24/2012 8:18:30 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Nervous Tick; Dr. Thorne

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


15 posted on 09/24/2012 8:19:12 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cronos

Another gay predator hiding behind religion.


16 posted on 09/24/2012 8:20:56 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: dalebert

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.


17 posted on 09/24/2012 8:21:04 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Nervous Tick; newzjunkey

“about your pedophile problem.” -> now, now, NT — you’re not supposed to make it personal. NJ doesn’t have this problem, do you?


18 posted on 09/24/2012 8:21:46 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cronos

Well, if you’re going to be a criminal pervert it looks like he picked the right place to do it out of.


19 posted on 09/24/2012 8:22:06 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Boogieman

Probably quite a few times


20 posted on 09/24/2012 8:22:15 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cronos

You’re not supposed to “read minds”, either, as NJ did in his post to me.

Since you’re totally nonpartisan in this thread, and apparently interested in following the rules to the letter, I’m sure you’ll be calling HIM on THAT issue... right? :-)


21 posted on 09/24/2012 8:26:34 AM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Nervous Tick

you can talk to the good doc for the latest prescription


22 posted on 09/24/2012 8:30:53 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cronos

That post doesn’t even make sense.


23 posted on 09/24/2012 8:32:00 AM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Cronos

Pity (for him) he wasn’t a Catholic...He could have been promoted to bishop or cardinal and moved around the world spreading his ‘love’ and protecting pervert priests everywhere...


24 posted on 09/24/2012 8:37:18 AM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: All

it’s incredible how the practitioners of Islamic taqqiyah (lying about their religion to hide it) still stick around after being exposed


26 posted on 09/24/2012 8:41:36 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Iscool

No activity for some days, eh? How was the days of protesting?


27 posted on 09/24/2012 8:42:17 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cronos
we have a Sunday school teacher/counselor with 47 counts and the charges are still coming in...who was caught before but never charged..this is a compulsion..cant be cured.
28 posted on 09/24/2012 9:15:08 AM PDT by dalebert
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