A well known pastor in Virginia was arrested this week after two warrants connected him to Fort Worth child sexual assaults from the 1990s.
According to NBC12, pastor Geronimo Aguilar from the Richmond Outreach Center was taken into custody at his Richmond, Virginia home Tuesday on charges filed by Fort Worth police.
The 43-year-old Aguilar, known to his congregation as “Pastor G,” faces two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14.
The women are now in their 20s but were underage at the time of the alleged incidents.
The alleged crimes took place in 1996 and 1997 in Texas, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The charges are felonies in Texas and could carry five and 99 years in prison as well as up to a $10,000 fine if Aguilar is convicted.
Pastor Aguilar founded the Richmond Outreach Center in 2001. It quickly caught on and was even named one of the fastest growing churches in America.
The ROC outgrew its Warwick Road space in 2008 and moved into a new home. Finished in 2009, the church says 11,000 worship here each week.
Update: Prosecutors in Texas have now formally charged Richmond Outreach Center Pastor Geronimo “G” Aguilar with seven felony counts in two child sex abuse cases.
Those charges are first degree felonies that could carry life in prison.
Pastor G also faces three counts of sexual assault of a child from the two alleged incidents. Those charges are second degree felonies that could carry up to 20 years in prison.
Aguilar must now report to Texas authorities by Friday at 4:30 pm.
Here is a video on ROC pastor Geronimo Aguilar’s child sex abuse case: