Monday, August 31, 2009

Pastor arrested in Las Vegas

Pastor Ladislao Moralas of the Las Vegas storefront church, Centro Evangelistico Alfa y Omega, was arrested on multiple counts of lewdness with a child under 14 years of age. The young girl was abused over serveral years, starting when she was 10.

According to an arrest report, Morales kissed, massaged and was massaged by a girl from the time she was 10 until she was 14 years old. Detectives learned that Morales would pick up the girl and take her to do paperwork for the church. Then he would touch her or have her touch him at several locations around town.

He even offered her money to keep it quite.

A police report also details an incident where Morales allegedly forced the girl to hug him. She said he touched her inappropriately and when she said no he offered her $20 not to tell anyone.

Moralas is a jerk, but there is culpability here on the part of the victims parents. Why would they allow a man to spend time alone thier10-year-old daughter? An why did the parents not report the abuse to the police when it was discovered? They've neglected their parental responsibility. I hope the state holds them accountable too.

The typical, “He’s not a real Christian” was posted in the comments so we all know the truth. Real Christians don’t abuse kids, fake Christians abuse kids. Um… does anyone have a guide?

Comment by Forthissake

I post this comment for the public to have a real concensus of opinion. Firstly, I'd like to submit that I personally know who this man is and by absolutely no means is he or was he ever a REAL minister of GOD. This man and his entire following (consisting of a whopping 25 people) are very ignorant and basically worthless to the gospel. More harm than good was done to the Name of Christ by having this guy "ordained". So before anyone else posts something about "these" people or make a general stereotype of christians, please believe me. This guy never knew Jesus. I don't doubt that there can be restoration and salvation for this man. But as far as calling him a Pastor, I think "the Sun's" editor should be corrected of his/her inaccuracy in this article.

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