The Christian Post reports:
Leader of the 5 million-member Light of the World church Naason Joaquin Garcia was denied bail on child sex crime charges after a visibly angered Los Angeles Superior Court judge heard a witness describe video evidence that allegedly shows the pastor in a sexual threesome involving a minor. “ This is a man who preyed on young girls,” Superior Court Judge David Fields declared at a bail review hearing. “Religion was used against these girls. They were told that if they didn’t comply [sexually], they were sinning.”
Garcia, 50, who is considered by his church to be an apostle of Jesus Christ, was arrested a month ago at the Los Angeles International Airport. Garcia and his co-defendants were charged with human trafficking, production of child pornography, forcible rape of a minor, and other felonies committed between 2015 and 2018. A group of girls were told that if they went against Garcia’s desires, “they were going against God,” according to the criminal complaint.
My initial report on Garcia is here.
After hearing “very detailed” and “disturbing” accounts, an LA judge denies bail to religious leader Naason Joaquin Garcia, who stands accused of sexual acts against children https://t.co/X0k65OMOrQ
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) July 17, 2019
Naasón Joaquín Garcia no solo resultó un repugnante abusador, es un monstruo. El “líder de hombres y almas” portaba en su teléfono miles de fotografías y videos donde exhibía sus ruindades. Ese engendro fue homenajeado en Bellas Artes. 👇 pic.twitter.com/FtQ2ggPNnp
— brozo xmiswebs (@brozoxmiswebs) July 18, 2019
Estos son todos los políticos vinculados a Naasón Joaquín García, líder de “La Luz del Mundo”, quien es acusado de violación de menores y pornografía infantil https://t.co/il2WPJqRXm
— La Silla Rota (@lasillarota) July 19, 2019