The Christian Post reports:
New charges of child rape were filed against Naasón Joaquín García, leader of the La Luz del Mundo megachurch, four months after an appeals court dropped a criminal case against him.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra refiled the charges this week and added at least six additional felony charges each against the 51-year-old leader of the Mexico-based church — which claims to have a membership of more than a million globally — and the 37-year-old co-accused, Alondra Ocampo.
The new complaint includes 36 felony charges for alleged crimes that occurred between June 2015 and April 2018. Prosecutors alleged that García, who is known among his congregants as an “apostle of Jesus Christ,” committed sex crimes against five women and girls.
My previous reports on Garcia are here.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed six additional felony charges against Naasón Joaquín García, leader of the church La Luz del Mundo, who’s been accused of child rape and trafficking https://t.co/jqANUpJqVd
— The Christian Post (@ChristianPost) August 1, 2020