LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio—A pastor in Sharonville was arrested Wednesday for assaulting a juvenile member of his church after saying she needed to be “cleansed,” according to an affidavit.
Court documents stated Cesar Guerrero, 38, of Mision Cristiana El Calvario Church, used his influence in the church to engage in sexual conduct with a juvenile member.
An affidavit stated Guerrero is a “Prophet of God” and as the pastor of his church, used that information to influence a juvenile into believing she needed to be cleansed from being molested as a child. Guerrero then arranged to meet the juvenile alone in his office on July 30, according to court documents.
Guerrero used Bible scripture and prayers to “cleanse” the juvenile while he assaulted her, court documents stated.
Guerrero later admitted what he did after it was reported to police, according to the affidavit. He was interviewed and confessed to the sexual acts, the affidavit stated.
He was arrested and charged with three counts of sexual battery.