BC Pastor Arrested On Multiple Child Sex Charges

The CBC reports:

A pastor is charged with sexually touching or assaulting children at a small Metro Vancouver church on at least six occasions. Pastor Edwin Alvarez was arrested in Saanich on Jan. 4, where he now lives, after a close to year-long investigation into numerous allegations made against him.

The New Westminster Police Department says it and the Saanich Police Department looked into sexual offences reportedly committed by Alvarez spanning between 2017 and 2021.

Since his Jan. 4 arrest, Alvarez has been charged with three counts of sexual interference against children under the age of 16, and three counts of sexual assault.

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