Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pastor Daniel Vasquez Arrested For Molesting 30 Boys

Dominican Republic: Dominican police have arrested a Protestant pastor who is accused of molesting at least 30 children and teenagers.

Police said Thursday that Daniel Vasquez was turned over to the regional prosecutor’s office.

The Rev. Pablo Ureña, director of the Niños por una Esperanza Program in the Santiago neighborhood of Cienfuegos, where the alleged abuses occurred, asked the authorities to intensify the investigation.

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Ureña, who went to the prosecutor’s office with the parents who were complaining against Vasquez, called on the suspect to turn himself in to the authorities. Vasquez bought presents for young boys then invited them to his house, where he sexually abused them, according to the parents’ complaints.

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