15 years ago then youth pastor Joe Nelms allegedly molested a girl when she was 14-years-old. The past finally caught up with Nelms. Now he will have to answer for his crime.
The victim, who is now in her 30s, went to authorities March 4 after working up the courage, Armomino said. The woman said she reached out to a former youth counselor who advised her to make a police report.
The woman says Nelms molested her in a church office, while driving around San Clemente and in his home in San Clemente, Armomino said.
Nelms was was a Baptist pastor, but was forced to resign when the allegations came to light.
The original abuse took place at Pacific Coast Church in San Clemente.