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    AZ - Police seek fake 'pastor' in molestations

    Oh boy. I have a feeling this one's going to be real bad.

    Police looking for 'pastor' in molestation case

    February 17, 2010

    Phoenix police are looking for a man they believe molested at least two young girls ages 8 and 10 and may have sexually violated others.

    Police say that 52-year-old Jose Barrientos passed himself off as a pastor.

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    Police believe the assaults occurred between June and September of 2008 while Barrientos lived with the victim's family.

    Police said the investigation revealed Barrientos may have lived with many other families while pretending to be a pastor, both in the U.S., Mexico, and El Salvador, over the last several years.

    Detectives think Barrientos may have had access to young children for years.


    http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/150794

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    Bigger article and picture. This guy is at large and wanted.

    Man posing as pastor accused of molesting 2 girls in Phoenix

    Officer Luis A. Samudio said Barrientos earned the trust of the family by using the poor health of the victims' father and the family's religious nature.
    Barrientos passed himself off as a pastor for their church, Assembly of God, and convinced the family his prayers would help.

    Samudio said Barrientos threatened the girls by saying they would never see their father again if they disobeyed him.

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    Detectives believe Barrientos misrepresents himself as an evangelist and convinces churches to let him preach.

    Samudio said there are records showing he was a car salesman in Florida and may still be involved in that line of work.

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    Barrientos may have lived with many other families in the United States, Mexico and El Salvador. Detectives believe Barrientos has had access to young children for years and there may be other victims who have not yet come forward.


    http://www.azfamily.com/news/local/M...-84608372.html

    Last edited by BeanE; 02-17-2010 at 03:45 PM.

  3. #3
    Police: Fake Pastor Molested Girls
    POSTED: 10:59 am MST February 17, 2010
    UPDATED: 12:09 pm MST February 17, 2010

    http://www.kpho.com/news/22591077/detail.html

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    From the Phoenix Police Department website:

    http://phoenix.gov/POLICE/jose_barrientos_021710.html

    Two girls molested by man posing as pastor
    Information Provided by the Police Department

    Date: June through September 2008
    Victims: 8 and 10 year old (sibling) Hispanic females
    Suspect: Jose Barrientos, Hispanic male, 52 years old (Unknown whereabouts)
    Charges: 2 counts of Sexual Conduct with a minor, 3 counts of Sexual Abuse, 1 count of Child Molestation

    Between the months of June and September 2008, the suspect committed numerous acts of sexual misconduct with the two young female victims.

    During this timeframe, the suspect befriended the victim’s family, and moved in with them to gain access to the victims. He earned the trust of the victim’s family by utilizing the poor health of the victim’s father and the family’s religious nature. The suspect passed himself off as a Pastor for their church (Assembly of God) and convinced the family his prayers would help. During the period of victimization, the suspect threatened the girls by saying they would never see their father again if they disobeyed him. The family had suspicions about the suspect because of actions and statements inconsistent with his claim of being a pastor. However, it was not until he left the family that they discovered the victimization.

    The investigation revealed there is no record the suspect was ever employed by the Assembly of God church. It is believed he misrepresents himself and convinces churches to let him preach under the guise of being an evangelist. There are however records showing he was a car salesman in Florida and May still be involved in that line of work.

    The investigation also revealed the suspect may have lived with many other families related to the church, under the guise of being a pastor, both in the United States, Mexico, and El Salvador over the last several years, or longer. Other states he may have lived in were Florida, Tennessee and Georgia.

    Based on facts revealed in the investigation and statements by the victim’s family, it is believed the suspect has had access to young children for years and it is believed he has other victims who have not yet come forward. It is also believed the suspect preys primarily on Hispanic families.

    The current whereabouts of the suspect are unknown. Investigators are interested in obtaining more information about Mr. Jose Barrientos. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Phoenix Police detectives at 602-534-3206 or the Child Crimes unit at 602-537-3200.
    Last edited by BeanE; 02-17-2010 at 03:50 PM.

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    Agreed, this could get very bad, very fast.

    Three countries. Years worth of access to kids...cripes.

    Likely that some of the victims never would have told if he has been using this pastor ruse for some time, El Salvadore and Mexico are still very devout, generally speaking.

    Poor kids. Religion is already complicated enough, I hope this specific creepoid gets his very own little corner of he77.

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    im guessing if he was a car salesmen it was used cars...........

    those poor girls. i really hate it when the perps use the 'if you tell anyone i'll hurt your daddy or mommy' cause they know that will scare the kids into silence more then anythingelse other the shame or fear

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    Is he registered? For prior acts on kids?

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    Quote Originally Posted by not_my_kids View Post
    Is he registered? For prior acts on kids?
    I looked. I didn't find him. I think they would have mentioned he was a RSO.

    That takes some real kahunas to pass yourself off as a Pastor.

    Mexico and El Salvador. Oh there has to be so many victims. Way to take advantage of people suffering and in need.

    Wait. I think he's on there. Not listing age of victim. If that's him he's got a ton of aliases. Fits the age and the photograph looks like him.
    Last edited by Filly; 02-17-2010 at 10:42 PM.



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