Monday, March 21, 2011

Pastor Joe Nelms arrested

JoeNelms15 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.

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