Thursday, January 23, 2014

Pastor Joseph Angel Olvera sentenced

Pastor Joseph Angel Olvera of Lifeline Ministries in Fullerton was found guilty of sexually abusing an 18-year-old woman who attended his church.

Joseph Angel Olvera, 55, of Fullerton was found guilty of two misdemeanor counts of touching an intimate part of another person.

Olvera formerly worked as a pastor at Lifeline Ministries, 552 E. Patterson Way, officials said. Prosecutors said that about 9 a.m. Aug. 22, 2012, Olvera approached the bed of the woman, who was living in the church, to wake her up for work.

Olvera rubbed her hand and arm, then her neck and back, and put his hand down her shirt, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release.

Source: Former Fullerton pastor gets jail for sexual abuse of woman, 18 by Alyssa Duranty

Olvera will serve four months in jail and three years probation.

The crimes occurred in 2012. Pastor Olvera was originally arrested in October of 2013. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This was a set up. The girl had made advances towards the pastor. The pastor had told his wife and the church counsel. There was to be a meeting about this to confront the situation but Corina never showed up. The church was already closing the doors due to the pastor retiring, around that same time there was a group called solidarity that was using the churches name to get funds from colleges and other organizations and pocketing the money. When the pastor confronted this group he closed the doors of his church completely. Soon after, these allegations came out the entire church counsel where in shock because the church had already closed it's doors and the dates of the allegations were claimed to of happened a month after no one there. The pastor always maintained his innocence and those counsel members continue to support him. Now to hear the baffling part, the pastor was never allowed to give his side of the story in court. The judge sitting on the case was under investigation at that time for the same type of charges and in fact of just recent has been banned to sit as judge for life. As for Corina, she is now apart of that solidarity group and lives with the director at his house.