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Pastor G formally charged in Texas

Geronimo S. Aguilar (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

Geronimo S. Aguilar (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The District Attorney’s Office in Tarrant County, Texas has formally charged Geronimo Scott Aguilar, 43, with two cases of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14.

Both case date back to accusations that he sexually abused two girls in 1996, according to Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office Public Information Officer Melody McDonald.

McDonald said Judge Louis Sturns set Aguilar’s bail at $200,000 ($100,000 for each case). She said she did not know whether Aguilar, known locally as Pastor G, would waive or fight his extradition to Texas.

“In the first case involving one victim, Aguilar was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 – both counts are first degree felonies punishable by up to life in prison. He was also charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child – both counts are second degree felonies punishable by up to 20 years in prison,” McDonald said in an email. “In the second case involving the other victim, Aguilar was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 – both counts are first degree felonies punishable by up to life in prison. He was also charged with one count of indecency with a child – a second degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.”

Earlier on Wednesday Richmond judge granted Aguilar a $50,000 bond. Aguilar’s lawyers planned to appeal the bond saying it was too high.

The Richmond judge ordered Aguilar to appear in a Texas courtroom by 4:30 on Friday.

The 43-year-old pastor leads the Richmond Outreach Center (ROC).

This is a developing story. Watch CBS 6 News and WTVR.com for updates.


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