ANAHEIM PASTOR CHARGED WITH COMMITTING LEWD ACT ON THREE PARISHIONERS RANGING IN AGES 10 TO 14
SANTA ANA – Orange County District Attorney filed seven counts of child molest charges involving three victims against an Anaheim pastor of “Faith in Action” church. Raul Rosas Hernandez, 41, will be in court tomorrow at 9 a.m., in West Justice Center, W14 or 15, Westminster. The defendant is out on $100,000 bail. If convicted of all charges, he faces up to 20 years in prison.
In January 2006, Jane Doe #1, now 16, told her aunt that the defendant molested her on two occasions in 2003. The defendant is accused of committing the lewd acts when she was 12 and 13. Defendant is also accused of molesting Jane Doe #2, now 21, on three occasions in1996 to 1998. The defendant is accused of committing the lewd acts when she was 12 and 13. Defendant is also accused of molesting John Doe, now 17, when he was 10 years old. Hernandez is accused of committing the lewd acts on two occasions in 1990 to 1997. All three were parishioners at the church.
Investigation is continuing on this matter. If anyone else has been victimized by Hernandez, he or she is urged to call District Attorney Investigator Paul Carvo at 714-934-4638. Senior Deputy District Attorney Dan Hess of the Sexual Assaults Unit is prosecuting the case.