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FORT WORTH, Texas (WTVR) -- Pastor Geronimo Aguilar has returned to Richmond after he bonded out of jail Thursday morning, according to officials in Tarrant County, Texas.

Aguilar was being held on a $200,000 bond. A bond reduction hearing scheduled for Friday afternoon has been cancelled.

Aguilar, who founded the Richmond Outreach Center (ROC), was taken to Texas last week after he was charged with sex crimes against children.

The District Attorney’s Office in Tarrant County, Texas charged the 43-year-old with seven felony charges in connection to accusations two girls made 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). Aguilar faces life in prison on aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 charges.

Aguilar, known as Pastor G, stepped down as President of the Board and as Pastor of the ROC church last week.

Aguilar is due back before the judge June 6 for a hearing.