DIVORCE, BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS, AND OTHER LEGAL ISSUES AFFECTING CHILDREN OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES

 
 
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
CHILD MOLESTATION and SEXUAL ABUSE
COURT CASES
 
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LATINO - HISPANIC CHILD MOLESTERS IN U.S.A.
"Keeping It In The Family"
 
Criminal researchers should keep in mind that many Latino - Hispanic ILLEGAL ALIENS and their questionably "legal" offspring change their states of residence and identification specifics more often than they change their underwear. Never give up on a trace simply because two otherwise apparently same individuals have different DOBs showing on different legal documents in different states. We are familiar with one prominent JW Couple whose Latino - Hispanic wife (born-in child of ILLEGAL MEXICANS) has used 8 different names/signatures on various legal documents as the JW Couple have relocated around the United States over the decades.
 
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Sometime either in the late 1980s or early 1990s, while waiting in a doctor's office, this Editor read a magazine article which was authored by an American Protestant Missionary who had spent time as a missionary in southern Mexico. I still recall parts of that article because, even then as a Jehovah's Witness, I was amazed at the boldness of the magazine to publish the shocking content of that article. The American Protestant Missionary claimed that INCEST was an ingrained, normal part of rural Mexican family life, and he blamed the Catholic Church for such due to the Church having turned a blind eye for centuries. That Missionary went on to predict that in coming decades that the United States would be flooded with cases of INCEST and other child molestations as the numbers of illegal Mexican immigrants continued to flood into the country.

2021 UPDATE: In March 2021, this Editor had the television on while doing paperwork, and overheard an African-American female from California, who had identified herself as someone who worked with children, who was commenting negatively about the FLOOD of immigrants into California, and all the problems that they were bringing with them, who then continued on to repeated exactly what we publish in the above paragraph about incest and other child molestation being ingrained in Hispanic immigrant culture.
 
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NEW YORK v. WALDEMAR GONZALEZ. In January 2019, the Spring Valley Police Department in Rockland County, New York, with the assistance of the US Marshalls service, arrested Waldemar Gonzalez, age 41, from Co-op City in the Bronx. Waldemar Gonzalez allegedly had sent several indecent photographs and videos of himself to a 14-year-old victim, as well as had offered to meet the victim for sexual purposes. Waldemar Gonzalez was charged with eight felont counts of disseminating indecent material to minors in the first degree. Outcome unknown. Gonzalez is reported by a relative as being a second generation Jehovah's Witness Minister, and a former employee of the Bronx Department of Education.


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PENNSYLVANIA v. NORMAN AVILES (2023) and PENNSYLVANIA v. ABIMAEL VALINTIN MATOS (2023) are highly unusual CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT cases because the two Jehovah's Witnesses Perpetrators each assaulted the same female CHILD at different stages of her life.

Norman Aviles, now age 44, was appointed as an Elder at the Lancaster East Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, in 2003, when he was only 25 years old. Previously, in 1998, when Aviles was only 19 years old, a divorced mother of two daughters -- ages 5 and 6 -- arranged for Norman Aviles to stay in her home to babysit the two girls while the mother worked third shift. The two young girls soon told their mother that Aviles was sexually abusing them, but their mother ignored their accusations.

In 2004, soon after having been appointed as a Congregation Elder, the married Norman Aviles, who had a daughter of his own, began stalking, groping, and fondling a "developing" ten year old girl in his congregation. Norman Aviles later testified before the grand jury that the 10 year old girl was a temptress who did not wear a bra.

Around 2010, Norman Aviles' three victims began sharing their experiences with each other, and reported Aviles to the police. Aviles was investigated, but apparently neither the police nor the Lancaster East Congregation took any action. In February 2023, Norman Aviles fled to Puerto Rico after being indicted by a Pennsylvania grand jury. Aviles has been arrested, and is being extradited.

In 2009, Abimael Valentin-Matos was shopping for a wife at a Circuit Assembly, when he approached Norman Aviles' victim and obtained her contact info despite the fact that Matos was then 29 years old, and the girl then was only 15 years old. Matos eventually began traveling to the girl's Lancaster Kingdom Hall, where they sat together during meetings. The Lancaster BOE approved that May-December courtship after meeting with the couple and being convinced that the couple was courting with the intent of being married, and requiring that the couple be chaperoned when together. However, Valentin-Matos began texting the 15-year-old pictures of his genitals, and convinced her to meet him without a chaperone under the guise of looking for wedding rings or going for walks. On one such occasion, the girl performed a sex act on Matos in a public park. The girl eventually reported the couples' conduct to her BOE, who confronted Matos. Valentin-Matos claimed that the girl had initiated the sexual contact.

Valentin-Matos, now 42, has been charged with indecent assault, indecent exposure, endangering the welfare of children, and corruption of minors. Aviles has been charged with aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, endangering the welfare of children, and corruption of minors. Pending.

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SANTOS SOTO v. LARRY CORTEZ, YONKERS CONGREGATION OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ET AL was a confidentially settled 2021-23 New York civil court case. The following are edited excerpts from Plaintiff's Complaint (allegations denied entirely by defendants):

[LARRY] CORTEZ used his position as an elder to gain access to [SANTOS] SOTO and used that access to molest him. CORTEZ molested SOTO from approximately 1969 to 1971 over the course of approximately two years. CORTEZ's abuse of SOTO commenced between when he was approximately eleven years of age and continued until he was approximately thirteen years of age.

The sexual abuse of SOTO by CORTEZ occurred at different locations, including in the basement of the old Kingdom Hall ... , the basement of the Yonkers Congregation Kingdom Hall building, SOTO's home, in CORTEZ's vehicle, and at CORTEZ's home, into which CORTEZ brought SOTO by virtue of his role as an elder ... . 

[LARRY] CORTEZ's sexual abuse of SOTO included CORTEZ performing oral sex on SOTO, CORTEZ asking SOTO to perform oral sex on CORTEZ, CORTEZ forcing SOTO to fondle CORTEZ's genitals, and CORTEZ fondling SOTO'S genitals.

The sexual abuse by CORTEZ occurred using property that was owned, operated, and/or controlled by the Defendants, during which time Plaintiff was in the care, custody, or control of the Defendants. ....

Each defendant, through their agents, servants, and employees, knew or should have known that CORTEZ was likely to sexually abuse children and was sexually abusing children, including SOTO, because CORTEZ's father, who was an elder and leader of the CONGREGATION at the time, was home when CORTEZ would sleep in the same bed as SOTO. ...

By declining to contact law enforcement about CORTEZ's molestation of SOTO and others, WATCHTOWER sought to cover up CORTEZ's acts, and protect him from detection or punishment, and thereby ratified his sexual molestation of SOTO and others.


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PENNSYLVANIA v. JOSE ANTONIO SERRANO (1993) and PENNSYLVANIA v. JOSE ANTONIO SERRANO (2022-23). Jose A. Serrano molested at least six girls, including his daughter, by using their common faith as Jehovah's Witnesses. Jose Serrano even testified to the grand jury that he "may have" sexually assaulted his other daughters, but they would not testify against him.

In 1993, Jose Antonio Serrano, then age 39, pleaded guilty to two counts of the indecent assault of two girls -- age 13 and age 15, in Lancaster, PA, in 1992. Jose Serrano was placed on probation for five years, and ordered to pay the two girls' medical and counseling costs, and was required to attend a sex offenders program.

In 2022, Jose A. Serrano, age 69, was charged with one count each of aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, and endangering the welfare of children, relating to his daughter. The daughter told the grand jury that she lived an "abnormal, isolated childhood", and was homeschooled. She said her father told her, "In the Bible, you have to obey your parents. And we are your parents and therefore you have to listen to us and whatever we do." She testified that her father sexually assaulted her as early as 1993, when she was only three years old, and that the abuse continued for years. She further related that her father refused to allow her to be seen by a gynecologist, or even a family doctor for her chronic rectal problems.

Serrano's adult married daughter finally report him to Lancaster police in May 2016, but nothing was done until the Penn AG investigation in 2022. Although the crimes against Serrano's daughter were committed decades ago when she was a child, the current charges are permitted by exceptions written into the statute of limitations.

Jise Serrano confirmed that "his wife would warn their daughter to keep her door locked at night. He stated that this aided him in controlling his urges. Serrano testified that his deviant impulses are lifelong, that he struggles to contain them, and that he must avoid tempting situations."

Besides Jose Serrano's daughter, two other women testified that Serrano assaulted them years ago. A former babysitter testified that Seranno would grope her as she slept, and escalated his behavior to forcible rape. She testified that "despite the years that have passed, she still lives in fear of Serrano to this day." Another female victim testified that in the 1980s, when she was 13, Jose Serrano, age 30s, regularly "stalked her", and subjected her to a "barrage of unwanted touching and kissing." Although those accusations can't be prosecuted because of statute of limitation expirations, they demonstrate "a common plan, scheme or design, that corroborates other evidence presented to the grand jury."


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CALIFORNIA v. FRANCO CANO (2007-08)CALIFORNIA v. FRANCO CANO (2012), and CALIFORNIA v. FRANCO CANO (2014-22) are separate CHILD MOLESTATION and SERIAL MURDERER convictions of yet another homosexual Jehovah's Witness perpetrator whose WatchTower connections have been minimized to the point of near non-existence. Franco Cano is the typical member of a large extended Incestuous, Illegal Mexican Family, some of whom converted to the WatchTower Cult after illegally relocating to the United States. Franco Cano purportedly was born in the United States, and thus was most likely to have been one of the family members reared as Jehovah's Witnesses.

In 2007-08, Franco Cano, then age 25-27, cut the typical California-Mexican plea deal to one lessor charge of multiple original child molestation charges resulting from Cano's sexual molestation of his "under age 14" NIECE.

Now, in 2022, after a sweetheart deal to take the death penalty off the table, Franco Cano, age 36, has pled guilty to the 2013-14 SERIAL kidnapping, rape, and MURDERS of four (4) African-American and Hispanic Prostitutes living in the Santa Ana area, in exchange for a sentence of life in prison. There was at least one additional victim. Franco Cano and his older homosexual lover, Steven Dean Gordon, age 53, were arrested in March 2014. Steven D. Gordon was tried and convicted in 2016, and sentenced to death in 2017. 

Authorities have been unable to locate the bodies of three of the five known victims. Prosecutors relied on DNA evidence and data retrieved from GPS-tracking devices that both men were wearing due to their prior sex offenses. The fact that the two prior SEX OFFENDERS met at their probation office, and thereafter were able to socialize and develop a relationship, all of which violates their terms of release, caused widespread criticism of California probation officials. Cano and Gordon later vacationed in Las Vegas and Alabama on at least two separate occasions after having cut off their GPS devices. Both men were arrested in 2012 for their Las Vegas vacation.

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CALIFORNIA v. MICHAEL ANGELO TRIGGS-NUNEZ (2016-2020) was a 2016-20 Mexican child molestation prosecution which involved two extended Jehovah's Witness families living in/near Yuba County, California. The victim was the young daughter of Michael Angelo Triggs-Nunez and his ex-wife Mariah Mondragon. In 2016, the seven year-old victim told her mother what her father had been doing to her. 

In 2017, a jury found Michael Angelo Triggs-Nunez, then age 26, guilty of five counts of oral copulation or sexual penetration of a child 10 years of age or younger, two counts of lewd and lascivious acts upon a child under the age of 14, and one count of attempting to dissuade a witness. The trial court sentenced defendant to 75 years to life plus 12 years. 

Michael Triggs-Nunez's daughter came to live with her father when she was five years old. Before that, she predominantly lived with her mother in the Bay Area. Once living with Triggs-Nunez, the victim continued to see her mother every other weekend or so. The informal custody arrangement allowed her mother to see the victim multiple weekends in a row or skip weekends when she was busy with work. Triggs-Nunez and Mariah Mondragon communicated primarily through text and had a good co-parenting relationship.

When the victim was in kindergarten, she slept on a futon in the living room of her father's home. Also living with Michael Triggs-Nunez was his brother and his brother's girlfriend. Living on the same property was Triggs-Nunez's mother and her husband, who occupied a house within view of Triggs-Nunez's home. Triggs-Nunez's uncle also had a house within view and on the property. Defendant's grandchildren would come and visit often and stay with him for the summer.

The entire Jehovah's Witness family was very close and loving. Everyone walked in and out of each other's houses and rarely locked doors. They would eat meals together multiple times a week and spend countless hours living and working around each other. The victim had a close relationship with her grandmother and her uncle's girlfriend. She shared "secrets" and "stories" with them, and confided in them, although never about what her father did to her. Both women supposedly had previous conversations with the victim about harmful touching -- something all good JWs are reported to have done after the fact.

One night, when the victim was on the futon, Triggs-Nunez told her to put a blanket over her head and not to look. Her father then pulled her pants down, spread her legs, and licked her vagina. He told her married people do this, and that she needed to keep it a secret or her entire family would go to jail.

Michael Triggs-Nunez did this same thing to her when she was in first grade, and after she had moved into her own bedroom. The victim remembered it occurring more than once in her bed, at least one of which happened during the day. It happened the same way it had before -- the victim put her head on her pillow with a blanket over her head after Triggs-Nunez told her not to look. Her father then pulled down the victim's pants, spread her legs, and licked her vagina.

Another night, while the victim was at the head of her bed, her father came into her room, pulled down her pants, and stuck his finger in her rectum. It felt bad and made the victim feel like she had to go to the bathroom. Triggs-Nunez did not say anything, but the victim made "funny" noises to make him stop, which he did.

Also while in the victim's bedroom, her father kissed her like "married people" by putting his tongue in her mouth. She did not like it and thought it was disgusting. This happened more than once. Defendant also "sucked" on the victim's "chee-chees" about three times; once on the futon and the rest on her bed. Michael Triggs-Nunez also masturbated in front of his daughter while sitting in a black chair in the living room of the home. When he was done he made his daughter lick the ejaculate off his penis.

CALIFORNIA v. MICHAEL ANGELO TRIGGS-NUNEZ (2011-14). In 2011, Michael A. Triggs-Nunez, then age 20, was convicted of unlawful sexual intercourse and statutory rape, in Yuba County Superior Court. At the time, he was ordered to register as a sex offender -- a condition that was removed after he successfully completed probation in 2014.


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Family Secrets: Stories Of Incest And Sexual Violence In Mexico
Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez (2015)
Excerpted/Edited

"When we were Catholic, we were a happy family," Mariana said as she recalled her childhood with nostalgia. Now in her early forties, she was born in Ciudad Juarez and lives there to this day. "Once my mother became a 'sister', hijole, jeez, everything changed, ... everything," Mariana elaborated as she explained that her mother became involved with one of the largest religious groups in the country: the Jehovah's Witnesses.

Mariana was ten years old when her family experienced a religious conversion, which meant that she and her siblings had to join the new [WatchTower] religion as well. This family transition eventually coincided with an unexpected change in Mariana's relationship with her oldest brother, a sixteen year-old adolescent at the time. "And that is when it started, the abuse with me, when he became a Jehovah's Witness."

Mariana explained that not long after the conversion, her brother would jump into her bed every night, and although he never undressed her, he apparently tried to while "touching her all over". He engaged in this behavior for about six years, leading Mariana to use a heavy blanket even during hot weather. She was often afraid to sleep because she needed to defend herself from being assaulted. "If I was alert, if he heard that I was tossing around, nothing happened, do you understand? So ... I tried to never sleep," Mariana said as she explained that her brother would stay in her bed and touch her, but as soon as she woke up, he would leave her immediately. Her mother and an aunt close to her noticed that Mariana started to take long naps during the day and that her school grades dropped. Her mother kept calling her "burra", meaning that she was "stupid", and punishing her for doing poorly in school. Nobody inquired, however, why this was happening to her. She also grew up comparing herself with her primas, and she always felt "gorda y fea" -- "ugly and fat".

"Why do you think he started to abuse you after he becomes a Jehovah's Witness," I asked Mariana. She said, "Because I think that he had his life just like that, he started his sex life since he was very young. But [the WatchTower Society] does not allow that. He used to have his amigas and everything. Because, that is what we talk about at home, about the way he used to be, he really changed! He used to be very rebellious." Prior to religious conversion, Mariana's brother had long hair, played his electric guitar, loved the band Deep Purple, and smoked. She said, "He lived his vida loca, he went out with young women. He had girlfriends and everything. He was young. His girlfriends were also kind of crazy like him, but he dated."

Mariana's brother went to prison at least once for something that was not clear to her family, but reportedly took place in the context of group sex, "una orga" -- an orgy, she said. Prior to conversion, this same brother, with his long hair, electric guitar, and involved in sexual activities, was also a respectful and responsible brother who took care of Mariana and her two little siblings in their mother's absence. "I do not know if it was the religion, but you are so repressed in that church," Mariana reflected as she tried to make sense of her experience with her brother.

Earlier in the interview, she stated passionately, "Everything that happened to me happened right after we went to that church. So what I say is that that church made him [that way], because my brother, before he became a [Jehovah's] Witness, we were Catholic. My brother could go out, my brother could have a girlfriend, my brother could go out and dance. But when they stick that in my brother, about masturbation ... in that church they tell you that it is bad. So I do not justify it, no."

"But I tell my mother, 'in part all of this happened because you started to go to [the Kingdom Hall].' And I do not blame God, no. I blame the fact that we are hypocrites when it comes to him. Do you know how I see that [WatchTower] religion? It is like when you are coming in, you have this mask and you have to put it on before you come in. And when you leave, you leave it hanging on the wall and you behave differently outside. That is the way I see it. I was a Jehovah's Witness for many years."

Mariana, for instance, recalled her brother's testimony at the [Kingdom Hall], the hall where people attending the congregation gathered and listened to him, now as a young man with short hair and morally transformed after giving up his promiscuous past life and embracing a new religion.

Paradoxically, the same young man who regretted having an active sex life that also involved group sex was now sexually assaulting his younger sister at night. "My brother never told me, 'Do not tell anyone',"Mariana said as she explained that she loved him very much, and although she resented him, she did not develop feelings of hatred toward him. And as she became older, he would buy clothes for her. In addition to her strategies for coping at night, she purposefully spent her school summer vacation with her aunt in El Paso, so at times, she said, she felt safe. But when she was at home, and in spite of their apparently cordial relationship during the day, he consistently assaulted her at night.

At the age of twelve or thirteen, Mariana gave her mother a detailed account about it. She told Mariana that she would talk to her brother about it, but she never did. "Why do you think your mother didn't talk to him about it?" I inquired. She said, "My mother always loved him very much. And also, everyone loved him. In the [Kingdom Hall], he was a very good son. My aunts [loved him] because he was a very good son. He helped my mother and everyone loved him." 

A livle-in maid raising her four children as a single mother, Mariana's mother was deeply grateful to her son, a hardworking and responsible young man who represented the only additional and stable financial income in the family. Besides protecting her son's good image, Mariana believed, her mother was afraid of losing the financial support he represented for her and the entire family.

"I have to leave this house, I cannot stay here, my mother does not do anything about it!" Mariana recalled her past deliberations as she explained that at the age of sixteen she immediately accepted her boyfriend's marriage proposal and arranged her wedding in about a month. Mariana's brother never assaulted her again.

A few years later, however, she had no words to explain what had just happened to her brother. Mariana had a disturbing dream that her brother was killed in an accident. In an effort to protect him, she told him about her dream, but that did not prevent the tragedy. Shortly after, when he was in his mid-twenties, he was killed in a work-related accident. To this day, Mariana feels responsible for his death.

Also a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses congregation, Mariana's husband eventually learned why she was so excited about marrying him when they were young, and he has been supportive of her. After more than 25 years of marriage, however, both are still working out emotionally exhausting tensions in their relationship and sex life, which has been adversely affected by Mariana's experience with her brother.

A few years ago, Mariana left the Jehovah's Witnesses congregation after her oldest son confided in her about the sexual violence that he experienced from the age of 8 until he was 15 years old at the hands of an "anciano", a high-ranking [Jehovah's Witness] known in English as an "elder". This authority figure within the Jehovah's Witnesses congregation happened to be the brother of Mariana's husband.

In a recent casual family conversation, Mariana learned about her mother and her mother's sister being sexually abused many years ago by their oldest brother -- something her aunt perceived as "normal". I met Mariana at a community-based organization in Ciudad Juarez where she sought professional help to understand why all of this had happened to her family.


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IDAHO v. DAVID CEVALLOS was a 2020-22 Idaho criminal court case which the local Pocatello Prosecuter's office, the Pocatello Police, and the Bannock County District Court reportedly attempted to keep as quiet as possible according to The Idaho State Journal. David Cevallos' name reportedly was not included on any local police arrest reports, which were NOT RELEASED until the day after David Cevallos was sentenced to prison. The unnamed victim participated in a forensic interview at a local child advocacy center, but the information from that interview was not included in the police report. On May 11, 2020, the Bannock County Deputy Prosecutor filed a motion to seal the case, which was granted that same day by the Bannock County District Court. The Idaho State Journal did not learn about David Cevallos' sentencing until the very day of that sentencing hearing. Even the following TISJ article was only able to determine that David Cevallos was a "leader" at the Pocatello Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. David Cevallos' position and title have thus far went undisclosed.

Chubbuck Police were dispatched to the area of Angela Street shortly after midnight on May 10, 2020, when a neighbor called to report seeing a vehicle back into a nearby construction site and turn off the headlights. Upon arrival at the scene, the officer observed a man, later identified as Cevallos, crawling from the back seat to the front seat of the car while pulling up his pants, said police, adding that all of the vehicle's windows were foggy.

The 14 year-old girl was located in the backseat of the car and was observed wearing a swimsuit bottom before grabbing a pair of panties from the rear floorboard, police said.

Initially, Cevallos identified himself as being 30 years old, though he was actually 32 at the time of the incident, police said. Cevallos exited the vehicle not wearing any shoes, but consistently denied ever engaging in any sexual acts with the child, police said. Cevallos admitted to kissing and hugging the girl while they were both lying down in the backseat of the vehicle, police added.

Cevallos was detained in the police car while officers continued to investigate the incident, which included interviewing the teenage girl, according to police reports. The girl informed police that Cevallos had been a family friend for the past two years, having met her while serving as one of her religious leaders with a local Jehovah's Witness church, police said. The girl was subsequently released to her parents and then taken to Portneuf Medical Center for a sexual assault examination, according to police reports. Her phone was also provided to police for a forensic analysis. Police then searched the car, locating Cevallos' shirt, shoes and underwear in the back seat, police said.

Cevallos' wife responded to the scene to take custody of the vehicle and was informed there was enough evidence to charge Cevallos with felony lewd conduct with a child.

Police responded to PMC later on May 10, 2020, to obtain the results of the sexual assault examination, during which a nurse informed them of statements the girl made while she was admitted, police said. The girl informed the nurse that Cevallos performed sex acts on her both earlier that evening and several times over the course of five days prior to the May 10 incident, police said. ...

Cevallos was then arrested and booked into the Bannock County Jail in Pocatello. In addition to the felony lewd conduct charge, Cevallos was charged with felony first-degree kidnapping. He was arraigned on May 11, 2020, during which his bond was set at $100,000. Cevallos posted the bond two days later and was released from jail. ...

Cevallos pleaded guilty to the felony lewd conduct charge in November 2021 as part of a plea agreement with Bannock County prosecutors that involved the dismissal of the felony kidnapping charge. The plea agreement left the sentencing recommendations open. ...

During the sentencing hearing, Cevallos appeared in court wearing a formal suit and glasses and sat next to his Pocatello attorney Stratton Laggis. Laggis called both Cevallos' wife and his therapist to provide the court with impact statements. His wife testified that since the incident occurred and Cevallos had been participating in therapy designed for sexual offenders she has "seen a tremendous growth in him, one that I couldn't see five years ago."

Cevallos' therapist testified that he appeared very sad, broken and full of remorse when she first began treating him. She described him as being one of her most hard-working clients since treatment began in December 2020.

Before requesting Cevallos be placed on a unspecified length of felony probation with additional treatment mechanisms for sexual offenders and describing this occurrence as mistake and an isolated incident, Laggis explained to the judge that Cevallos will soon become a father.

"A child who grows up without a parent figure, specifically a father figure, you become a product of your environment at some point," Laggis said. "If (Cevallos) is not there for his child, we feel very strongly that the absence of the father figure ... has long lasting and potentially permanent downstream effects for his family, his child and for society as a whole."

Bannock County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Erin Tognetti handled the case for the state. She had two people provide victim impact statements, the teenage victim and her father.

The victim explained that at first she saw Cevallos as a big brother until he began getting touchy and seductive with her. She provided the court with a timeline of events that indicated Cevallos groomed her for over a year, buying her gifts and texting her to find out when her parents weren't home so he could deliver them. Eventually the grooming behavior turned into sexual abuse when Cevallos showed the girl how to sneak out of her window and convinced her to leave her parent's home while they were asleep, the teenager said.

The victim's father testified to feeling a great sense of panic when he awoke to a call from a police officer informing him that Cevallos was found with his daughter. He said Cevallos was a good friend who betrayed their confidence to hurt their daughter. Additionally, he testified that the good deeds Cevallos did as a member of their congregation was simply just an act to become closer to their underage daughter.

Tognetti described Cevallos as intelligent and manipulative. She explained that it was a mistake for Cevallos to buy the girl gifts, to text her and find out when her parents weren't home and to show her how to escape through her window. But soliciting an underage girl for sex was not a mistake, Tognetti said, it was a crime. She requested the judge impose a 35-year prison sentence of which at least 15 of those years should be mandatory and that anything less would diminish the seriousness of the crime.

Cevallos also addressed the court, explaining to the judge that he has changed because of the sexual offender therapy he has received. He said he wished he could take back the pain and suffering of the family, adding that because he is now expecting a child he "can only imagine how a parent feels in wanting to protect their child." He also vowed to never harming another person ever again.

Before handing down the sentence, Judge Carnaroli paused for a long moment before explaining that he lost sleep the night before thinking about the case. Carnaroli said he frequently gets defendants who request a sentence of probation believing that it is already a forgone conclusion they will avoid spending time in prison.

Carnaroli explained that he is obligated to not only protect society, but to contemplate the risks of attempting to rehabilitate a defendant with probation and treatment. He said he is also obligated to decide if a sentence of probation would be enough of a deterrent to prevent Cevallos from reoffending, and lastly, whether or not the punishment will serve as enough retribution for the impact on the victim.

Carnaroli explained there has been lots of discussion about whether a sentence levied against one person will deter others from committing a similar crime, adding that "if there are many slap on the wrist sentences in the perspective of the public, it's probably not much of a deterrence if I give you a slap on the wrist."

Carnaroli then imposed a 30-year prison sentence against Cevallos, ordering that he must serve at least 14 years incarcerated before being eligible for parole. He is also told Cevallos that conceiving a child while facing felony lewd conduct charges, which carries a maximum penalty of up to life in prison, was potentially another mistake he made throughout this process.

Cevallos and his wife became emotional as he was handcuffed and remanded back into the custody of the Bannock County Sheriff's Office to await transport to an Idaho Department of Correction facility. -- TISJ, March 10, 2022, edited.


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SWKI 1 DOE v. ELDER VERDAJO, BAY SHORE CONGREGATION OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ET AL is an ongoing 2021-23 New York civil court case. Edited excerpts from Plaintiff's complaint (allegations):

Plaintiff SWKI 1 DOE is a 50-year-old resident of New York. Plaintiff was approximately 14 years old at the time of the sexual abuse alleged herein. Plaintiff and her family were devout Jehovah's Witnesses. ... When Plaintiff was approximately 14 years old, she began to participate in field service in connection with her family's faith. Field service in the Jehovah's Witnesses faith involves devoting as much time as possible to preaching activities. When children participate in field service, they are usually paired with an Elder. Plaintiff was paired with Defendant Elder Verdajo.

Plaintiff was committed to her faith and excited to be embarking on the important spiritual journey of field service. In the context of field service, the Jehovah's Witness youth and assigned Elder spend significant one-on-one time alone together. This was the case with Plaintiff and Defendant Elder Verdajo.

Plaintiff and Defendant Elder Verdajo would meet in the early morning before field service began. Defendant Elder Verdajo would pick Plaintiff up in his car, or they would make arrangements to meet at Defendant Kingdom Halls. Defendant Elder Verdajo often took Plaintiff to breakfast, where they would talk about the day ahead and other things going on in Plaintiff's life. Plaintiff felt special, and believed it was an honor that Defendant Elder Verdajo sought her out so often. Defendant Elder Verdajo worked to gain Plaintiff's trust and cultivate a special bond between them, in order to render her more vulnerable to his eventual sexual abuse. 

Defendant Elder Verdajo's sexual abuse always took place in his car. Defendant Elder Verdajo would penetrate Plaintiff's vagina with his fingers and force Plaintiff to perform oral sex on him. Defendant Elder Verdajo sexually abused Plaintiff from approximately 1984 to 1986. 

Defendant Elder Verdajo continued to seek Plaintiff out and sexually abused her on a regular basis. Defendant Elder Verdajo was the one to counsel and prepare Plaintiff for her baptism at 16 years old. During the baptismal ceremony, Defendant Elder Verdajo dipped Plaintiff underwater. While she was underwater, Defendant Elder Verdajo fondled Plaintiff.

After approximately two years of sexual abuse, Plaintiff distanced herself from Defendant Elder Verdajo by refusing to attend Defendant Kingdom Hall. Only then did the abuse stop. Due to this abuse of Plaintiff by Defendant Elder Verdajo, Plaintiff suffered emotional distress and chronic mental health issues, drug addiction and alcoholism which have required and/or will require counseling and other treatment.

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ELISA DIAZ and SUZANNE GOMEZ v. WESTCHESTER SPANISH CONGREGATION OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES (BRONX), FREEMAN SPANISH CONGREGATION OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES (BRONX), ET AL was an outcome unknown 2021-22 New York civil court case. Edited excerpts from Plaintiff's complaint (allegations only):

Plaintiff ELISA DIAZ ... is a resident of the State of Florida. PLAINTIFF DIAZ was born in 1965 and raised in New York City, New York. Plaintiff SUZANNE GOMEZ ... is a resident of the State of Florida. PLAINTIFF GOMEZ was born in 1961 and raised in New York City, New York. ...

During some of the dates of sexual abuse of PLAINTIFF GOMEZ, Defendant FREEMAN CONGREGATION supervised one of PLAINTIFF GOMEZ's molesters, a man named ISMAEL MEDINA ... now possibly deceased. During the dates of the sexual abuse of PLAINTIFF DIAZ and some of the abuse of PLAINTIFF GOMEZ, WESTCHESTER CONGREGATION supervised PLAINTIFFS' molester, a man named PEDRO PENALVER ... now possibly deceased.

In and around 1968, when PLAINTIFF GOMEZ was approximately 7 years old, PLAINTIFF GOMEZ attended FREEMAN CONGREGATION. [ISMAEL] MEDINA was assigned to door-to-door proselytizing services in his role as ministerial servant, and would assist at the facility used by FREEMAN CONGREGATION for religious services. In that capacity, MEDINA would drive PLAINTIFF GOMEZ around the city during, or home from, Jehovah's Witnesses activities or functions. 

During these times in his vehicle, [ISMAEL] MEDINA would sexually molest PLAINTIFF GOMEZ by forcing her to fondle his genitals and masturbate him as he drove. This molestation occurred on numerous occasions and went on for approximately one year. 

Later, beginning in or around 1973 or 1974, [ISMAEL] MEDINA began to visit the PLAINTIFFS' house to pick them up, using his position and authority with the FREEMEN CONGREGATION as a ministerial servant. MEDINA informed PLAINTIFFS' mother that he was taking PLAINTIFF DIAZ and one or more of her sisters out for preaching or bible study. PLAINTIFFS' mother was disfellowshipped at the time and unable to participate in these Jehovah's Witnesses activities. MEDINA did not take PLAINTIFF DIAZ to church activities, but instead to fast food restaurants, drive-in movies, and other similar activities. While engaged in these activities, MEDINA would have anyone else who was with him and PLAINTIFF DIAZ leave the vehicle for a short period of time on the pretext of getting a snack, place PLAINTIFF DIAZ on his lap, and molest her by groping her genitals while he masturbated himself. This pattern occurred approximately three times a year until approximately 1979, with MEDINA continuing to take PLAINTIFF DIAZ out alone in the latter years. 

PLAINTIFF GOMEZ and PLAINTIFF DIAZ were trained by FREEMAN CONGREGATION, WATCHTOWER, and GOVERNING BODY that they should obey MEDINA and respect the individuals appointed as ministerial servants, including MEDINA.

FREEMAN CONGREGATION elders represented to PLAINTIFF GOMEZ, PLAINTIFF DIAZ, and their mother that MEDINA was a good mentor for young children, and recommended that PLAINTIFFS' mother allow PLAINTIFF GOMEZ and PLAINTIFF DIAZ be entrusted to the custody and care of MEDINA, alone, for periods of time. 

In and around 1970 to 1973, when PLAINTIFF GOMEZ was approximately nine to twelve years old and PLAINTIFF DIAZ was approximately five to seven or eight years old, PLAINTIFF GOMEZ and PLAINTIFF DIAZ both attended Defendant WESTCHESTER CONGREGATION. [PEDRO] PENALVER was assigned to door-to-door proselytizing services in his role as ministerial servant, and would assist at the facility used by WESTCHESTER CONGREGATION for religious services. In that capacity, PENALVER would separately drive PLAINTIFF GOMEZ and PLAINTIFF DIAZ around the city during, or home from, Jehovah's Witnesses activities or functions. 

During these times in his vehicle or while in random buildings doing field service, [PEDRO] PENALVER would sexually molest PLAINTIFF GOMEZ by fondling her and exposing her genitals while masturbating himself. This molestation occurred on numerous occasions and went on for approximately three years. 

During these times in his vehicle, while in random buildings doing field service, or at the Kingdom Hall near the bathrooms, [PEDRO] PENALVER would sexually molest PLAINTIFF DIAZ by groping her genitals and exposing her genitals while masturbating himself. Similarly, PENALVER would volunteer PLAINTIFF DIAZ in her absence to work in the kitchen of the Kingdom Hall or on the last days of national conventions of Jehovah's Witnesses, and then told her mother that he would be responsible for driving PLAINTIFF DIAZ home. On the return trip, he would sexually molest PLAINTIFF DIAZ. This molestation occurred on numerous occasions and went on for approximately three years. On one early occasion when PLAINTIFF DIAZ was approximately 6 years old, PENALVER took PLAINTIFF DIAZ to an office in a factory during field service and attempted intercourse with her. Given her age and size, PENALVER was unable to penetrate her, and she began to go into shock from the fear and pain. PENALVER did not attempt intercourse with PLAINTIFF DIAZ after this incident, but continued to grope and molest PLAINTIFF DIAZ until the family moved away from the Westchester area in or around 1973.


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UNITED STATES v. UVALDO RAMIREZ-CORTINAS and TEXAS v. UVALDO RAMIREZ-CORTINAS are multiple federal and state criminal prosecutions of only one member of a large, extended Jehovah's Witness Family in Mexico and the United States which has cost American taxpayers millions of dollars.

Javier Martinez, aka Ubaldo Cortinas Ramirez, aka Uvaldo Cortinas Ramirez is an ILLEGAL MEXICAN who has illegally entered the United States at least six times since 1998. In 2003, he was convicted of a felony hit-and-run in Texas. In 2008, after being charged with sexually abusing his 10-year-old stepdaughter, he was released on bail but failed to appear. He was convicted of bail jumping in Texas and sentenced to seven years in prison. After his release in 2012, Ramirez was issued a Notice to Appear for deportation proceedings. The notice declared him deportable for two reasons: being convicted of a "crime involving moral turpitude" and being "present in the United States without being admitted or paroled." Still pending as of 2019.


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HAWAII v. DONALD DEVINE GONZALEZ was a 1989 Hawaii criminal court case. Limited details. Alias Donald Divine Gonzalez (DOB:1964) was convicted of sexual assault and placed on the sexual offender registry in 1989. Last status was "non-compliant". Victim unknown, but perp had multiple young children of both sexes in 1989. Last known residence was Oahu, but original residence was Hawaii.

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NEW MEXICO v. ANDREW THOMAS GARCIA (2004) and NEW MEXICO v. ANDREW THOMAS GARCIA (2011). Andrew T. Garcia (born 1970) is a registered sex offender in NM effective 2013. Both convictions were in Albuquerque. At least one conviction allegedly related to the assault of Garcia's step-daughter. Andrew Garcia was convicted in 2004 of three counts of second degree Criminal Sexual Penetration. Thereafter, in 2011, Garcia was convicted of two counts of second degree Criminal Sexual Penetration, and convicted of two counts of third degree Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor. Garcia is believed to have been paroled in 2013, but re-arrested around 2021 due to parole violations related to his online activities as a XJW activist. Garcia was turned in by another XJW activist who quickly learned that the XJW community has ALWAYS been infiltrated by EVIL XJWs who have multiple other agendas than that which is decent and good. See our "SPIES" page.

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INDIANA v. OSCAR SANCHEZ HERNANDEZ was a 2018-21 Indiana state CHILD MOLESTATION prosecution. Oscar S. Hernandez is an illegal Mexican, born in 1988, who joined other illegal Mexican family members here in the United States around 2004. Around 2010, Oscar Hernadez lived in Franklin, Indiana, where he lived with a single mother of a daughter born around 2006. In 2016, Hernandez relocated to Indianapolis, where he took up with a different female. However, since Hernandez had been the only father known by the 10-11 year old girl in Franklin, her mother allowed her and her siblings to visit with Hernandez in Indianapolis. It was during these visits that Hernandez began to vaginally and anally rape the ten year-old. Those rapes were eventually reported to the mother, who reported Hernandez to the authorities. Hernandez became an official Jehovah's Witness shortly after his arrest, but likely had been affiliated for many years due to his illegal status. Notably, while in Indiana, Hernandez was employed as a janitor and a landscaper. In 2020, Oscar Sanchez Hernandez was convicted and sentenced to 35 years in prison. Appeal lost in 2021.

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HAWAII v. LOUIS ALBERTO MARTINEZ A/K/A DAVID LOUIS was a Hawaii 2013-16 criminal prosecution of a Jehovah's Witness Minister (Aiea Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses) with multiple aliases -- Louis A. Martinez, David Louis, and David Barber. DOB: 1976. JW Minister claimed to have been a troubled foster child who had been born in Los Angeles, California, and thereafter placed into 30 different foster homes and 19 different schools.

Only in his 30s, JW Minister claimed that he had held a plethora of employment positions over the years working with troubled children. In 2005, using the alias David Louis, JW Minister founded Heart Gallery Hawaii -- the Oahu affiliate of Heart Gallery of America Inc. -- a national organization that recruits parents for hard-to-adopt foster children by publicly displaying photos and biographies of hard-to-place foster children. In 2006, JW Minister authored his autobiography, "Scars That Can Heal", under the alias David Louis. In January 2009, David Louis was named Executive Director of the national organization -- Heart Gallery of America Inc.

In May 2013, JW Minister was indicted for having sexually assaulted in October 2011 a passed-out 16 year-old girl to whom JW Minister had given liquor. Thereafter, JW Minister also was charged with sexually assaulting his 11 year-old daughter in 2011. At some point while out on bail, JW Minister fled to California, and had to be extradited back to Hawaii. In January 2015, a jury deliberated less than three hours before finding JW Minister guilty of three counts of felony sexual assault, one count of attempted felony sexual assault, and two counts of misdemeanor sexual assault. In 2016, JW Minister, then age 40, was sentenced to 30 years in prison.


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NEW YORK v. JESUS MANUEL CANO was the 2006-2009 State of New York criminal prosecution of a CURRENT WATCHTOWER SOCIETY BETHELITE then serving at WATCHTOWER FARM in Wallkill, New York. "Someone"paid the Newburgh, New York law firm of Larkin, Axelrod, Ingrassia, & Tettenbaum LLP to appeal said conviction of the "impoverished" Mexican-Citizen to BOTH the SUPREME COURT OF NEW YORK and the COURT OF APPEALS OF NEW YORK.
 
In January 2007, after a NONJURY trial in Orange County Court, during which Cano's attorneys did not permit him to testify, WatchTower Bethelite JESUS M. CANO, then age 50, was convicted of (1) Attempted use of a CHILD in a SEXUAL PERFORMANCE, (2) Attempted Promoting a SEXUAL PERFORMANCE by a CHILD, (3) Attempted Criminal SEXUAL Act in the Third Degree, and (4) TWO COUNTS of ENDANGERING the Welfare of a CHILD. Jesus Cano was sentenced to 2-6 years in state prison.
 
In June 2008, law firm partner John Ingrassia and law firm associate Kathleen Wells represented Jesus Cano before theSUPREME COURT OF NEW YORK in an appeal of the trial court's decision. In its own September 2008 decision, the trial court decision was AFFIRMED. Thereafter, that appellate court decision was appealed to the COURT OF APPEALS OF NEW YORK, which in June 2009 AFFIRMED the appellate court decision.
 
Jesus M. Cano's "green card" was revoked as a result of these convictions. Jesus Cano was paroled in June 2010, so "removal" proceedings should already have been over and done with by 2014, and Cano should already have been shipped back to Mexico where diddling children is the national pastime. However, we have not located such proceedings or outcome.
 
Jesus Manuel Cano (DOB 04-28-1956) was a 16 year long BETHELITE who served at WATCHTOWER FARM, in Wallkill, New York, as both a BETHEL ELDER and CONGREGATION ELDER at the nearby Newburgh Spanish Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Jesus Cano also reportedly served as a regular Traveling Speaker for the WatchTower Society to WatchTower Society conventions and assemblies held in various Caribbean islands and Central and South America.
 
In June 2006, Jesus Cano was arrested in nearby Middletown, New York, after he spent several Saturdays driving around town in his Nissan Altima propositioning multiple underage boys (ages 11-15) for homosexual sex. The "propositioning" not only included Cano straight out asking the boys for sex, but included Cano passing out nude photos of himself with Cano's cellphone number and email address imprinted on such. When Middletown police arrested Cano, they found additional quantities of Cano's leaflets, additional child pornography, condoms, sex lubricant, and even beer.
 
Police also obtained a SEARCH WARRANT to search Cano's room at WATCHTOWER FARM, where they seized four computers and other electronic equipment, and a large quantity of electronic and hardcopy photographs and other data, including photos of children which appeared to be taken during Jesus Cano's travels to foreign countries. Police also discovered a pornographic DVD made by Cano from other video recordings Cano had secretly taped in MEN'S RESTROOMS at Chicago's OHARE AIRPORT. Those recordings taped men and boys of all ages while they used the urinals at OHARE.
 
 
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CALIFORNIA v. STEVEN MORALES was a 1999-2000 California SERIAL RAPIST prosecution. In July 1999, a 31 year-old Jehovah's Witness Father of two small children, including a 2 year-old daughter, named Steven Morales, of Chino Hills, California, was arrested on 23 counts of burglary, kidnapping, assault, sodomy, and rape, relating to a 8-months long sex crime spree in Orange County. Contrary to claims that Morales was NOT a Jehovah's Witness, Morales was a "Ministerial Servant"who reportedly had given the "Public Talk" (Sunday Sermon) at his Kingdom Hall the week prior to his arrest. Steven Morales was also a former WATCHTOWER BETHELITE. Morales was "disfellowshipped" only after the JW Elders learned of his pending arrest.
 
Former Jehovah's Witnesses who intimately knew Steve Morales claim that Morales was an EXPERIENCED DOOR-TO-DOOR JEHOVAH'S WITNESS CRIMINAL. They believe that these Rapes were simply the LATEST of many such sexual assaults which Morales had been committing for years. They claim that Morales got his start by first BURGLARIZING HOMESwhile going door-to-door in "field service". They claim that Morales and another JW Male worked as partners -- one of whom would distract the homeowners while the other robbed the home.
 
At some point, Steve Morales began to use his employment as a construction worker to "spot" potential sexual assault victims at their homes, and then Morales would return at an opportune time posing as a Jehovah's Witness in field service. That is how Morales managed to sexually assault 4 teenage girls (Morales preference) and one adult female in their own upscale Orange County homes. Morales also sexually assaulted two other teenage girls on a construction worksite. The two sisters, ages 16 and 13, were trespassing during school hours at a Mall under renovation, when Steve Morales approached them and claimed to be a"Truancy Officer". Morales then led them to a back room where he sexually assaulted both of them.

In October 2000, Steven Morales pled guilty to most charges and was sentenced to 101 years in prison. At his sentencing, Morales apologized to his victims and their families, but he did not reveal a motive nor explanation for his crimes -- probably because Morales had been doing this and getting away with it for years, possibly even in New York.

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CROWN v. RUDOLFO ALBERT DELEON was a 2000 British criminal court case which involved a then 24 year-old Hispanic-American Jehovah's Witness who is now living back in the United States. In 1998, the then 22 year-old Rudolfo A. Deleon had relocated to live in Scarborough, England after meeting a presumably-female Jehovah's Witness from Scarborough who was vacationing in the United States. After having lived for 18 months in England, in March 2000, Rudolfo Deleon was arrested and subsequently charged with 28 counts of indecent assault against an unspecified number of underage girls over the previous 12 month period -- presumably children of local Jehovah's Witnesses. Deleon pleaded guilty to 14 charges. He was sentenced to three years and 11 months in prison in August 2000. Rudolfo Deleon is reported to have been a WATCHTOWER BETHELITE.
 
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CALIFORNIA v. ARSENIO PACHECO LEYVA was the 2014-19 California criminal prosecution of a SEXUAL PREDATOR who was a devout Mexican Jehovah's Witness Elder. In November 2019, in the best plea deal that he could get, Arsenio Pacheco Leyva, age 57, was sentenced to life in prison for the 1990 kidnapping, rape, and strangling-stabbing murder of 14 year-old Christie Sue Pina. Archie Leyva will have to serve 32 years before he will be eligible for parole.

In February 1990, the corpse of runaway Christie Sue Pina was found by farmworkers in a Castroville, California artichoke field, not far from the Leyva family bakery operated by Leyva's divorced mother and her seven children. Authorities suspected Leyva, but didn't have enough evidence to arrest him at the time. Why that suspicion? Christie Pina was neither Leyva's first victim nor his last.

CALIFORNIA v. ARSENIO PACHECO LEYVA (1988). In July 1987, a 14-year-old girl accepted 38 year-old Arsenio Leyva's offer to give her a ride home from a party to Salinas. Instead, Leyva pulled his van off to the side of a road and forced the 14 year-old to give him oral sex. Two months later, in September 1987, another 14-year-old girl told Salinas police that Leyva had offered her a ride while she was walking to school. Instead, he took her to a vineyard and forced her to have sex with him. Leyva pressed a screwdriver against her neck and threatened to stab her to death if she did not do as he said. In January 1988, Archie Leyva was convicted of two counts felony unlawful sexual intercourse. Sentence unknown.

In 1993, Archie Leyva attempted to kidnap a 13 year-old female as she walked to school, but failed due to the intervention of a Good Samaritan. Identified, Police sought Leyva's arrest. Leyva fled to Mexico, where he eventually settled down in Sonora as a supposed "new" Jehovah's Witness convert, and raised a family under the alias "Rogelio Pacheco Ibarra".

In 2007, advancements in DNA testing linked Arsenio Leyva to Pina's murder. In 2014, Leyva was discovered living in Sonora, Mexico, as Jehovah's Witness Elder, Rogelio Ibarra. Leyva fought extradition until March 2018, and arrived at the Monterey County Jail in May 2018. Leyva denied his guilt until October 2019, when he accepted the aforementioned plea deal. In addition to being convicted for the Pina murder, Leyva also was convicted for the 1993 assault and attempted kidnapping, and was sentenced to 88 months in prison.


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CALIFORNIA v. MARTIN RAMOS is an ongoing 2017 California criminal prosecution of a JW ELDER then serving at the Fresno, California Palm West Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. In October 2017, after receiving an anonymous tip, Martin Ramos was arrested and charged with oral copulation of a person under 18, child molestation, possession of child pornography, and showing pornography to a minor. The pornography charges relate to Martin Ramos and his 17 year-old victim allegedly exchanging about 30 photographs via cellphone around September 2017. The molestation and oral sex charges relate to Martin Ramos and his 17 year-old victim allegedly having sex in Ramos' car while driving his victim to and from a Kingdom Hall meeting in October 2017. Ramos supposedly had met his teenage victim three or so years previous -- possibly at another Fresno-Madera area Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Media reports reported that Ramos had been "mentoring" his teenage victim. In JW-speak, we assume that such means that as a JW Elder, Martin Ramos had been "studying" with his teenage victim. This late 2017 sexual assault case simply goes to show that the WatchTower Cult DOES NOT TAKE SERIOUSLY its problem with JW Elders whom are child molesters and/or rapists. If the CULT did take this problem seriously, there is no way that in 2017 that a HISPANIC JW Elder would be permitted to "study" with a teenage girl, and no way that in 2017 that a HISPANIC JW Elder would be transporting a teenage girl to and from the Kingdom Hall with noone else in the car. Martin Ramos, age 43, had been employed for 8 years as a Dispatcher with the Madera Police Department -- until his arrest!!!

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Hispanic Robert Eugene Duran (DOB reported by relatives as 12/16/54) died in November 2015, in Sandpoint, Idaho, where as an "exemplary" Jehovah's Witness Minister he was privileged with a Kingdom Hall funeral hosted by the Sandpoint Idaho Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.
"Bob Duran, 61, died on November 21 from Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in Sandpoint, Idaho with his wife,Yvonne and close friends at his side. As one of Jehovah's Witnesses, Bob served as a local full time missionary for 15 years, teaching others the Bible. He and Yvonne enjoyed missionary service in Africa for several years. Bob loved the outdoors, hunting, camping, and biking." -- published in the Steamboat Springs, Colorado newspaper.
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INTERESTINGLY, one of only a few individuals in the United States named "Robert Eugene Duran" returned currently by Google has had multiple previous residences in multiple different states -- including a Registered Sex Offender originally convicted in Roseville, California, in 2001.
CALIFORNIA v. ROBERT EUGENE DURAN was the September 2001 California conviction of a Hispanic male named Robert Eugene Duran (DOB then reported as September 1953), of Roseville, California, on the charge ofLEWD/LASCIVIOUS ACT WITH A CHILD AGE 14-15 AND OFFENDER 10 OR MORE YEARS OLDER. Prison term unknown. Release date unknown.
 
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Interestingly, Google also currently returns a "Yvonne Duran" as having a previous residence in Roseville, California. The"Yvonne Duran"California DOB does NOT match the "Yvonne Duran" Idaho DOB. A "Diana Duran" also matches various residence locations of a "Robert Eugene Duran"INTERESTINGLY, ...
 
IDAHO v. YVONNE DIANA DURAN. Yvonne D. Duran, aka Yvonne Duran, of Sandpoint, Idaho, and other various Bonner County, Idaho addresses, was arrested 8 times between August 2013 and April 2015. Outcomes unknown.
 
 
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THE HYPOCRITICAL WATCHTOWER SOCIETY IS NO BETTER THAN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
WHEN IT COMES TO APPOINTING AND RETAINING MORALLY DEFICIENT "PRIESTS"
 
CALIFORNIA v. ARMANDO ORTIZ was a 2006-07 California criminal prosecution of a HISPANIC JEHOVAH'S WITNESS ELDER named Armando Ortiz. In March 2007, Armando Ortiz, then age 36, of San Jose, California, was convicted of REPEATEDLY SEXUALLY ASSAULTING the 8 to 11 year-old daughter of a fellow Jehovah's Witness, from 2001 through 2003, while Armando Ortiz was a JW ELDER at their local San Jose Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Armando Ortiz was given the maximum sentence of 12 years in prison. Apparently, whatever "Holy Spirit" directs the Faithful & Discreet Slave and the Jehovah's Witnesses in the selection of the Cult's leaders does not have very high standards, or, was Armando Ortiz the perfect candidate?
 
Contrary to the WatchTower Society's public statements which claim that ILLEGAL ALIENS are not appointed as Elders or Ministerial Servants in local congregations, Armando Ortiz's own trial testimony disclosed that while Ortiz was a JW ELDER during this 2001-2003 time period that he was having "immigration problems".
 
Contrary to the WatchTower Society's public assertions that only Jehovah's Witnesses with high moral character are appointed and retained as Elders or Ministerial Servants in local congregations, Armando Ortiz's own trial testimony disclosed that while Ortiz was a JW ELDER during this 2001-2003 time period that he was having "personal and financial problems".
 
From 2001 through 2003, the apparently SEPARATED/DIVORCED JEHOVAH'S WITNESS ELDER was forced to move in and live with another San Jose Jehovah's Witness, his wife, and his young daughter. Not only did Armando Ortiz soon start DIDDLING his JW Friend's 8 year-old daughter, Armando Ortiz also started SCREWING his JW Friend's WIFE. Its probably a good thing that the family's dog could not talk. One can only wonder why Ortiz's wife and children had left him prior to 2001-03, plus wonder whether this was really the first time that Ortiz had DIDDLED a child.
 
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CALIFORNIA v. JOSE REYES LOPEZ was a 2013-18 California criminal prosecution in which an illegal Mexican Jehovah's Witness named Jose Reyes Lopez was convicted of sexually assaulting and sodomizing his young niece at various times from around 2006 until 2010, when niece was six to ten years old. The attacks always happened when Jose Lopez was living with his sister and brother-in-law and their children in both Redwood City, California and Oregon, which means the victim was always victimized in her own home. Often, other adults or other children were present in adjacent rooms. The attacks traumatized the victim and robbed her of her innocence. When she was 13 years-old, Victim disclosed her "secrets" to a nurse, who properly notified police. Originally sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2016, on appeal, the California Court of Appeals remanded for re-sentencing in 2018.

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INDIANA v. ERIC G. JOYA was a 2013-15 Indiana criminal court case in which a Jehovah's Witness Minister named Eric Joya, then age 23, of Indianapolis, Indiana, was convicted of one count of class B felony child molesting and one count of class C felony child molesting, and was ultimately sentenced to two years in prison. Eric Joya and his underage female victim were both members of Jehovah's Witness families who attended a Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Indianapolis, Indiana. Eric Joya and his young victim possibly had known other for some time before May 2010 ---- which was when the then 19 years-old Eric Joya began to "groom" the then 13 year-old girl who was still in the 8th grade. In June 2010, the 19 year-old Joya asked the 13 year-old girl to "go steady" with him, and Joya gave her a bracelet. Joya instructed his victim to only telephone him when her JW Parents were not around, so that their relationship was kept a secret. In August 2010, Joya's conscience apparently got the better of him, and he broke up with the 13 year-old girl. However, in September 2010, Joya again began secretly contacting his victim. In November 2010, Eric Joya sneaked over to his victim's home while her JW Parents were away, and had sexual intercourse with the 13 year-old girl. Around November 2011, a JW Elder named Christopher Hollars somehow became aware of what had occurred via unidentified third parties, and he reported the sexual assault to CPS, who began an investigation into the matter. Eric Joya was eventually charged in November 2013, and tried and convicted in August 2014. The conviction was affirmed on Joya's appeal in 2015.
 
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FLORIDA v. JEAN CARLOS GARCIA was a 2009-11 Florida criminal court case which involved a Jehovah's Witness named Jean C. Garcia, who was a married father of two children, who was employed with the City of Deltona's Parks and Recreation Department. In May 2009, Jean C. Garcia and his Jehovah's Witness Wife, Neyza A. Garcia (divorced in 2013), decided to take their two children to Disney World, in Orlando, and camp at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort over Memorial Day weekend.
 
There, while swimming in the campground's swimming pool, the 29 year-old Jean Garcia somehow "made friends" with a 12 year-old girl -- who was at the campground with her foster family. On the last night of the holiday weekend, while that 12 year-old girl was again at the pool swimming with her two foster sisters, Garcia asked the 12 year-old girl to slip behind some bushes with him -- where they supposedly only kissed. The next morning the pair -- adult and child -- met up in the campground's laundry room as everyone was packing to leave. There, Garcia performed oral sex on the young girl, and unsuccessfully attempted vaginal sex. When the girl got back home with her family in Clearwater, afraid that she might be pregnant, she eventually told her foster mother what had happened. Police were notified, and a "sting" eventually was setup. A female cop posing as the victim telephoned Garcia and told him that she and her family were returning to the Disney campground on Labor Day weekend. She asked Garcia if he would like to "do what they did in the laundry room". Jean Garcia replied, "Yes, but only better." Garcia was arrested when he arrived at Disney World.
 
Jean C. Garcia was held without bond until May 2010, when he was finally given $25,000.00 bond. In August 2011, Jean Garcia was convicted of one count of sexual battery on a minor aged 12-15, and one count of traveling to meet a minor to commit an unlawful sexual offense, and sentenced to 8 years in prison.
 
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CONNECTICUT v. JOHN MIGUEL FORAN was a 2003-07 Connecticut criminal prosecution of a well-known Jehovah's Witness Minister who had been reared by a JW Pioneer Mother, Rosa Foran, and a prominent JW Elder Father, Jack Foran, of the Colchester Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, who also was a member of the WatchTower Society's Regional Building Committee in Connecticut.

In 2002, Connecticut's Department of Children and Families began investigating John M. Foran, then age 27, of Rocky Hill, CT, about possible sexual abuse of a young female child. That investigation was turned over to local police in January 2003. In July 2004, John M. Foran, an accountant by profession, was arrested and charged with 2 counts of promoting a minor in an obscene performance, 111 counts of possession of child pornography, and 4 counts of impairing the morals of a minor. Police stated that they found 111 pornographic pictures and movies of children on John Foran's computer, including 98 photographs of the young girl, which Foran had taken in 2000 and 2001. John Miguel Foran, age 32, was convicted on unknown charges in January 2007. Sentence unknown. Released from prison in March 2009.

CONNECTICUT v. JOHN MIGUEL FORAN. John M. Foran, 38, of East Hampton, CT, was arrested and charged with violation of probation in February 2013 after an unidentified female reported to East Hampton Police that she had been assaulted by John Foran on Thanksgiving Day 2012, but had been too afraid to make a complaint until February 2013.

CONNECTICUT v. JOHN MIGUEL FORAN. After a two-month investigation, John M. Foran, age 38, was arrested in May 2013 and charged with risk of injury to a minor, second-degree strangulation, second-degree threatening, and third-degree assault of a pregnant woman on Thanksgiving Day 2012. Outcome unknown.

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TEXAS v. OSWALD MISIGARO was a 2007-13 Texas state prosecution of an illegal alien (country of origin unknown)who pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child in May 2007, and was sentenced to 40 years confinement on count one and 50 years confinement on count two. Misigaro only admitted to twice sexually assaulting the 8 year-old female victim, but she testified that he had sexually assaulted her ;countless times since she was 7 years-old. On appeal, when Oswald Misigaro claimed "Ineffective Assistance of Counsel", his former female trial attorney testified that:
"Mr. Misigaro admitted to me that he was in fact guilty of the charge against him. He also expressed that he did not know why this was a big deal because in his Country it is not."
Oswald Misigaro's connection to the Jehovah's Witnesses is made based on his further allegation that his trial attorney had failed to interview witnesses favorable to him because they were Jehovah's Witnesses.
 
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NEBRASKA v. ORLANDO ANTONIO AFANADOR was a 2010 Nebraska CHILD MOLESTATION prosecution. In August 2010, in Colfax County, Nebraska, Orlando A. Afanador, a 46 year-old, Hispanic male Jehovah's Witness, was convicted of third degree Sexual Assault of a Child (male). Afanador was sentenced to 4-5 years in state prison, but was likely paroled in 2012.
 
In September 2014, Orlando Antonio Afanador was identified as the alleged PERP in four separate federal civil lawsuits filed against the WatchTower Soceity and two different Congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses located in New Haven, Connecticut, where Afanador is alleged to have sexually assaulted four different JW Children. It is unclear whether Afanador is a named defendant in these four civil lawsuits. Orlando A. Afanador was identified as having been appointed as both a Pioneer and a Ministerial Servant in his last Connecticut congregation -- despite being a registered sex offender who had served prison time for child molestation, PLUS despite having been "reproved" for alleged child molestation in the first New Haven congregation.
 
Orlando Afanador possibly has lived in multiple other states using multiple other aliases as is TYPICAL of Hispanics -- both legal and illegal -- living in the United States. We even wonder if this is this Puerto Ricans birth name due to the fact that there was another Orlando A. Afanador of approximately the same age that died in 2004. Other possible aliases: Afanador Orlando, Orlando X. Afanador, Orlando Marta Afanador, Orlando M. Afanador.
 
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UNITED STATES v. JOEL MICHAEL GARCIA was a 2010 Texas federal prosecution of an ONLINE CHILD PREDATOR, who reportedly was reared in a fine, upstanding, active JW Family living in Corpus Christi, Texas. Reportedly, at the time of his arrest, Joel M. Garcia, age 29, was a Jehovah's Witness Ministerial Servant in a Corpus Christi Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Joel Garcia reportedly is the son of a JW Elder Father and JW Pioneer Mother. An online posting alleges that the JW Elder Father was once disfellowshipped/reinstated for adultery, and another one of their children was once disfellowshipped/reinstated for fornication.
 
Joel Michael Garcia was nabbed during an undercover internet sting designed to trap CHILD PREDATORS. In early 2010, Joel Garcia began exchanging child pornography with an undercover police officer posing online as a fellow pedophile. In February 2010, Garcia requested to meet with the undercover officer in order to have sexual relations with the subject of one of the photographs. On arrival, Garcia was arrested. A search of Garcia's vehicle disclosed an external hard drive which contained 400 images and 17 videos of child pornography of prepubescent children, some less than a year old.
 
Joel M. Garcia was indicted in March 2010, and in April 2010, Garcia pleaded guilty to attempted coercion and enticement of a minor and distribution of child pornography. In September 2010, Garcia was sentenced to to 14 years in prison without parole to be followed by a 10 year term of supervised release.
 
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KANSAS v. ARTHUR SOLOMAN CRUZ was a 2001-02 Kansas criminal court case in which Prosecutors alleged that a large extended Hispanic family living in Garden City, Kansas, was rife with incest and child molestation. In Summer 2001, the 14 year-old Granddaughter of Arthur S. Cruz, then age 71, reported to the authorities that she had been sexually molested as a child by two members of the Cruz family. Granddaughter alleged that her Grandfather sexually molested her when she spent summer vacation at his home, when she was 10 years-old. Also in Summer 2001, the 8 year-old TWIN Great-Granddaughters of Arthur Cruz told a fireman that they were currently being sexually abused by their Great-Grandfather. In October 2001, Arthur Soloman Cruz was charged with five counts of aggravated indecent liberties with three children younger than 14, between 1997 and 2001. In an interview after his arrest, Arthur Cruz told a detective that he didn't know any of his grandchildren, and stated that he was "stunned" that anyone would put a Jehovah's Witness in jail.
 
At the Jury trial held in February 2002, all three girls testified similarly. They said Arthur Cruz molested them when noone else was around, or when a family member was caring for Cruz's sick wife in another room. Cruz would kiss them, and shove his hands down their pants, and fondle their genitals. They all claimed that Cruz told them if they said anything, no one would believe them. Arthur Cruz's TWIN Great-granddaughters also testified that he had sexually molested them numerous times when they were younger -- incidents for which he was NOT charged.
 
The Garden City, Kansas, Jury found Arthur S. Cruz "Not Guilty". Afterwards, Arthur Cruz reportedly exchanged hearty handshakes and bear hugs with NUMEROUS FAMILY MEMBERS who had supported him throughout his prosecution -- including the Granddaughter who was the Mother of the then 9 year-old TWINS who claimed that Cruz had been molesting them for years. Arthur Cruz and his wife (maiden: Vigil) were the parents of 5 sons and 7 daughters, and had been Jehovah's Witnesses since at least the early 1970s.
 
Meanwhile, Arthur Cruz's 15 years-old Granddaughter sat with another Cruz female family member and sobbed. That second Cruz female family member also cried, and said that she, too, had been molested by Cruz, and that she could not believe what had just occurred. Arthur Cruz died in 2011.
 
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FLORIDA v. JUAN MANUEL CANCINO and UNITED STATES v. JUAN MANUEL CANCINO are related state and federal court cases involving a DEPORTED COLUMBIAN JEHOVAH'S WITNESS MINISTER who likely has returned illegally to the United States where are his wife, children, and his large extended PROMINENT Columbian Jehovah's Witness Family, who own and operate many businesses scattered up-down both coastlines of South Florida.
 
Juan Manuel Cancino, age 35 in 2015, supposedly legally entered the United States in 1985 along with his Jehovah's Witness Parents. In 2004, Juan M. Cancino married a fellow Jehovah's Witness believed to have been from the Miami area, named Marilyn Hernandez, aka Marilyn Cancino, age 41 in 2015, who is Cuban. The Cancinos made their home in the Naples, Florida area, and quickly had two children around 2005-09 (and may currently have additional children). Juan Cancino was last known to be operating D. C. Networks Inc., in Naples, Florida, a computer support business co-owned with Fernando Cancino (father?). Juan Cancino may currently be earning a living by providing independent computer services or working in one of this Colombian Family's many businesses.
 
At some point, Juan Cancino began working at Golden Gate High School, where he was both the school's computer technician and the assistant girl's soccer coach. During Fall 2004, apparently not long after marrying 29 year-old Marilyn Hernandez, Cancino struck up a "friendship" with one of the female students -- the 16 year-old victim whom Cancino did not inform that he was only recently married. The victim claims that Cancino began telephoning her at home over Christmas break 2004, and that when she returned to school in January 2005, that she began helping Cancino in the school's computer lab. Within a few weeks, they allegedly had sex for the first time in Cancino's office. Cancino allegedly also had unprotected sex twice with the then 17 year-old student in his office in April 2005. Cancino allegedly asked her to take a pregnancy test thereafter. (Juan Cancino was arrested for DRAG RACING in April 2005, and his Driver's License was suspended in June 2008 for being a Habitual Traffic Offender.) The victim graduated in June 2005, and Cancino reportedly resigned for unknown reasons at the end of that school year. (Did some official at the school know about the illegal affair, but not report it?) Between May 2005 and July 2005, the pair also had sex once at the victim's home while her parents were at work, and once inside Cancino's automobile at a local park.
 
At some point thereafter, Cancino broke up with his victim who was in love with him. It is not known when the victim finally learned that Cancino was married with a newborn child. At some point, the victim eventually told a friend about the ended affair, and that friend told her own mother, who in turn notified officials at Golden Gate High School (who probably already knew) in February 2006, who in turn (finally) notified police. After the police first contacted Cancino, he allegedly telephoned the victim and asked that she deny the affair.
 
Juan M. Cancino was arrested in April 2006 on 3 counts of sexual battery and 2 counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. In August 2008, the local Collier County Prosecutor -- STEVE MARESCA -- amended the charges DOWN to 5 counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor aged 16-17. In November 2008, Juan Manuel Cancino reached a plea bargain deal with the Collier County Prosecutor, and pled "no contest" to only two counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor aged 16-17. Although Cancino was then sentenced to two concurrent 15-year prison terms, Cancino was released on bond. In January 2008, as a further part of the plea deal, Juan Cancino's prison sentence was "mitigated", and he was re-sentenced to only one year in county jail(discharged 10/23/09), and four years probation. Cancino is believed to have been deported sometime in 2010-11.
 
Juan Manuel Cancino is apparently quite a "charmer". Not only did he carry on this affair without his victim learning that he was married, but Cancino also had his wife completely bamboozled. When Cancino admitted the affair in open court, Marilyn Cancino was taken completely by surprised, and thereafter, Cancino apparently continued to fool her given that she told reporters that Cancino's admission was not true, but was simply something required of his plea deal. Marilyn Cancino apparently believes that her POS husband was FRAMED by an infatuated schoolgirl with whom nothing occurred. That's what happens when certain Prosecutors feel that once female students reach the age of 16 that they are pretty much fair game for teachers, staff, and other males -- relatives and non-relatives -- who can run as fast as they can. Maybe its just the Hispanic culture.
 
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TEXAS v. GAVIN LUIS GARCIA was a 2007-10 Texas prosecution of a "homosexual" Jehovah's Witness named Gavin L. Garcia, 21 years-old in 2007, of Fort Stockton, Texas. Gavin Luis Garcia was ultimately convicted on two counts of Sexual Assault Of a Child (male) occurring in 2007. Gavin Garcia received a 10 year prison sentence, but becomes eligible for parole in January 2015.
 
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FLORIDA v. CESAR GONZALEZ-RUBIO (1998) and FLORIDA v. CESAR GONZALEZ-RUBIO (1999-2001) were two separate criminal prosecutions for sexual assault on children by a Jehovah's Witness business owner named Cesar Gonzalez-Rubio, then age 66, who along with his JW Wife, owned and operated CEASAR'S BUS SERVICE -- a private school bus service in Miami, Florida, which they contracted to the Dade County, Florida school system.
 
In Spring 1998, an 11 year-old girl on Gonzalez-Rubio's school bus route reported that she had been sexually molested by Gonzalez-Rubio while riding his school bus. Although charged with a felony, in June 1998, Gonzalez-Rubio was offered a plea bargain to a much lesser misdemeanor charge by the Dade County Prosecutor after the victim allegedly changed her accusation that Gonzalez-Rubio had inserted his hand down her waistband and fondled her. Gonzalez-Rubio received probation, and unbelievably, he was allowed by local authorities to continue driving the same school bus route.
 
In March 1999, Cesar Gonzalez-Rubio was again arrested after local police set up surveillance that caught Gonzalez-Rubio as he coaxed a little boy with candy into performing sexual favors for him. This latest police effort came after a father of two girls -- ages 7 and 11 -- reported that his daughters told him that Gonzalez-Rubio had been molesting them for more than a year, but they had remained silent after promising Gonzalez-Rubio to do so in exchange for candy and cash. Further police investigation uncovered as many as 13 other possible victims.
 
In May 2001, Cesar Gonzalez-Rubio agreed to a plea deal with the Dade County Prosecutor to plead guilty to 9 counts in exchange for 13 years in prison and 10 years probation -- supposedly made to keep from requiring any of the multiple young victims to testify. Amazingly, reportedly, Gonzalez-Rubio's Jehovah's Witness Wife was allowed by the Dade County school system to continue to operate the contracted bus service. This registered sex offender was released from prison in 2010.
 
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NORTH CAROLINA v. JAHAZIEL LEVI RODRIGUEZ-VASQUEZ was a 2013 North Carolina criminal prosecution. In April 2013, a Jehovah's Witness Minister named Jahaziel Levi Rodriguez-Vasquez, age 28, aka Armando Pacheco, aka Armando Rodriguez-Vasquez, was arrested and charged with raping a 12 year-old girl who attended the Lumberton Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. The alleged victim's JW Parents reported aka Jahaziel Rodriguez-Vasquez to police in March 2013. They alleged that aka Armando Rodriguez-Vasquez had sexually assaulted their 12 year-old daughter in March 2013 and once in late 2012. Police stated that aka Jahaziel Rodriguez also may have sexually assaulted other minors who attended the Lumberton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Outcome unknown.
 
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DELAWARE v. MARK G. ZAMBRANA was a 2012-15 Delaware criminal court case which involved a then 26 year-old, then married, Jehovah's Witness named Mark Zambrana, of Wilmington, Delaware. In the summer of 2012, Mark Zambrana, his wife, and his 14 year-old step-son, lived next door to another Jehovah's Witness family with whom they were very close, and whose surname also just so happened to start with a "Z" (what a coincidence). The JW Neighbor Family included a 15 year-old daughter named "SZ".
 
In August 2012, Mark Zambrana texted SZ and asked her to come over to his house and try-on a blouse he supposedly was planning to give to his wife as a gift -- but to do so "braless"Very interestingly (was 15 year-old SZ really that stupid), Zambrana apparently gave SZ some excuse that neither himself nor anyone else would be home, but that the blouse would be waiting for her in the bathroom. SZ did as requested. SZ came over to Zambrana's home; entered without anyone supposedly home; went into the bathroom; took off her own blouse and bra; and tried-on the blouse. SZ only then noticed a naked leg behind the shower curtain, which a reportedly naked Mark Zambrana was hiding behind. SZ asked Zambrana what he was doing(really?). Zambrana told SZ that he had fantasies about her, and that he wanted to see her breasts. SZ then went into a bedroom to change back into her clothing. On leaving the house, Zambrana grabbed SZ and apologized to her -- while urging her not to tell anyone what had happened. Zambrana also warned SZ that nobody would believe her if she disclosed what had occurred. Zambrana also warned SZ that disclosure of the incident would hurt his wife and destroy his marriage. Zambrana sent SZ additional text messages that evening, apologizing, and again urging her not to tell anyone. Interestingly, the same scenario had taken place only a month earlier, but that time SZ had not taken off her bra, and Zambrana supposedly was not seen hiding in the shower.
 
Several months later, SZ reported the incidents to her parents, who reported such to the police. Zambrana was arrested and indicted on two counts of Sexual Solicitation of a Child Under 18 To Engage In Prohibited Sexual Act. Zambrana requested a bench trial, which took place in September 2013. Zambrana did not testify at the trial, but the State introduced a video of Zambrana's interview with the police, in which he readily admitted to spying on SZ while she was in the bathroom trying on clothes during the two incidents. He also readily admitted during questioning that he spied on SZ because he was obsessed with seeing her breasts so that he could masturbate, and that he would fantasize about her. Zambrana stated in his police interview that he had an obsession with breasts, and his intention was to see SZ's breasts so that he could masturbate after she left. The Superior Court found Zambrana guilty of both counts of Sexual Solicitation of a Child. Mark G. Zambrana was sentenced to eight years and six months imprisonment at Level V, suspended after one year for six months of home confinement at Level IV, and two years of probation at Level III. Mark Zambrana is now a registered Sex Offender. Zambrana's appeal to the Supreme Court of Delaware affirmed the convictions in 2015.
 
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CONNECTICUT v. JUAN VALENTIN was a 2004-06 Connecticut state CHILD MOLESTATION prosecution of a 64 year-old retired transit bus driver and Jehovah's Witness Minister named Juan Valentin, of East Hartford, CT. In October 2004, while being given a bath, the 4 year-old daughter of an unidentified Jehovah's Witness Female told her JW Mother that Juan Valentin had sexually assaulted her. The JW Mother told her JW Husband, who -- instead of reporting the assault to the authorities -- reported such to the Elders at his East Hartford Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. One of those JW Elders finally reported the sexual assault to the police. After an investigation, Valentin was charged with two counts each of first-degree sexual assault and the morals section of risk of injury to a minor. Valentin pleaded "not guilty", and was released on $100,000.00 bond. In October 2005, Juan Valentine was convicted by a Jury of having had "sexual intercourse" with the 4 year-old child. In January 2005, Juan Valentine was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 20 years of probation thereafter. Valentine must serve all 10 years.
 
Readers should understand that Juan Valentin did not think that his case would ever go to trial. First, Valentin was the sole care-giver for his infirm elderly spouse. Second, the victim's mother (probably Valentin's daughter or granddaughter) eventually began to openly question the authenticity of her 4 year daughter's claims, and when JW Mother got nowhere with that argument, she then began objecting to having her young daughter testify in court. After the trial, the Prosecutor even made to reporters several veiled criticisms of JW Mother's hindrance of the prosecution.
 
At the sentencing, about a dozen fellow Jehovah's Witnesses of Juan Valentin's presented letters declaring that Valentin was a"man of good character", who should be sentenced merely to "home confinement"The Prosecutor pointed out that the Jehovah's Witness Minister had had two children with a Mistress during his marriage to an invalid wife. The Judge publicly pointed out that none of Valentin's Jehovah's Witness Supporters had said one single thing in support of the 4 year-old VICTIM whom Valentin had raped. However, Valentin's JW Supporters cried, and some yelled that they loved him, as marshals prepared to take him to prison.
 
(Interestingly, the retired Hartford transit bus driver needed the assistance of a Spanish interpretor throughout the trial proceedings.)
 
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CALIFORNIA v. SOSTENES SIERRA GARZA (1980s) and UNITED STATES v. SOSTENES SIERRA GARZA (2003-4). Limited details. These cases involve an active California Jehovah's Witness named Sostenes Sierra Garza, aka Sostenes Garza, aka Sostenes Garza Sierra, etc. DOB: 11-28-1934.
 
In the 1980s, Sostenes Garza, then in his late 40s-50s, attended the Greenfield Spanish Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, in Greenfield, California, and he was employed as a bus driver by the King City Transit Agency in Monterey County. Garza reportedly was a serial child predator who had molested multiple school children whom he had transported to school. After being reported by a victim, Garza was prosecuted and convicted of "Lewd & Lascivious Acts with a Child Under 14", and was sentenced to only 8 years in prison. Despite allegations that Garza's victims included his own daughter, one family member reports that Garza's wife, family, and the congregation stood behind him the whole time, and that after his release from prison, he was reinstated as a Jehovah's Witness.
 
In 2003, the then 69 year-old Sostenes Garza Sierra was arrested by I.C.E. in Desert Hot Springs, California, where he was living less than one mile from a school. The arrest was part of OPERATION PREDATOR. Removal proceedings were initiated against the legal permanent resident, but apparently were unsuccessful given that Garza was still living in the U.S. in 2011.
 
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CALIFORNIA v. NAZARIO ENRIQUE CRUZ-SANCHEZ was a 2012-14 California state criminal prosecution. In April 2014, Nazario Cruz-Sanchez, age 43, was found guilty of two counts each of having sex with a child younger than 10, oral sex with a child younger than 10, sexual penetration of a child younger than 10, and lewd acts with a child younger than 14, while also finding true sentencing enhancements for multiple victims. The two child victims were the 12 year-old daughter of a live-in girlfriend, whom Cruz-Sanchez assaulted from 2006-07, and the 9 year-old niece of a second live-in girlfriend, whom Cruz-Sanchez assaulted from 2010-12. Cruz-Sanchez was sentenced to 70 years to life in state prison. The second live-in girlfriend was an ILLEGAL MEXICAN, named Estela Garcia, age 28, whom testified that Nazario Cruz-Sanchez told her that "his Jehovah's Witness faith required him to have sex with her niece," "because she [Garcia] was not a virgin when they got together."
 
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CALIFORNIA v. PHILLIP GARRIDO and CALIFORNIA v. NANCY GARRIDO are the notorious California criminal prosecutions related to the Jaycee Lee Dugard kidnapping, which have resulted in life prison terms for both Phillip and Nancy Garrido. Despite the criminal prosecutions, and the avalanche of media coverage, THE TRUTH about Phillip Garrido's past life is only now beginning to be made public.

Nancy Garrido was reared as a Jehovah's Witness, first in Texas, and then later in Colorado. The unmarried 25 year-old Jehovah's Witness, Nancy Bocanegra, was introduced to fellow Jehovah's Witness, Phillip Garrido, while Garrido was imprisoned in Leavenworth federal prison for a 1976 kidnapping and rape committed in Nevada. The "delayed" introduction reportedly was made in early 1980 only after Garrido's divorce from his first wife became final. Nancy Bocanegra was introduced to Phillip Garrido by one of his cellmates -- Nancy Bocanegra's Uncle, whom she occasionally visited. Phillip Garrido, age 30, and Nancy Bocanegra, age 26, were married inside Leavenworth Prison, in October 1981, by a non-denominational prison chaplain.

1978 mental evaluation conducted only 8-9 months after Garrido's arrival at Leavenworth states that Phillip Garrido was already, in March/April of 1978, a "very absorbed" Jehovah's Witness practitioner. Phillip Garrido has indicated that his interest in religion and GOD started sometime around 1973-74, and intensified around 1976-77 (Remember that the JWs were then in the middle of their largest recruitment period ever -- 1966 to 1975 -- when the WatchTower Society was predicting Armageddon to occur in October 1975. After 1975, it was "any day now".) During Phillip Garrido's first year at Leavenworth, Phillip Garrido even rejected the idea of a transfer from prison incarceration to an outside psychological treatment program so that he could complete the religious and secular education programs he had by then already started at Leavenworth.(Although the WatchTower Cult has since relaxed its teachings on mental health treatment -- due to the high incidence of mental illness amongst its members -- at that time, Jehovah's Witnesses were proactively discouraged from seeking treatment from mental health professionals.)

So, when did Phillip Garrido first join the WatchTower Cult? IT IS BELIEVED THAT PHILLIP GARRIDO FIRST STARTED ATTENDING A KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SOMETIME IN THE EARLY 1970s -- possibly even as early as 1969-70, when Garrido was only 19-20 years old. Garrido either attended the Brentwood, California Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, or the Oakley, California Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, or both, at various times. There is a vague lead which seems to suggest that Nancy Bocanegra was not the first female with JW connections in Phillip Garrido's life. Whether that possible female with JW connections was Garrido's first wife, one of many girlfriends, or even possibly his mother (which opens an enormous can of worms given that is with whom Phillip and Nancy lived all these years), I do not know. I do know that some older JWs in either the Brentwood and Oakley areas probably do know, but evidently are tight lipped.

I also know that Phillip Garrido was arrested and incarcerated multiple times from 1969 through 1974. If, in fact, Phillip Garrido "became a member" of the Brentwood or Oakley congregations during this time period, as one source alleges, then he would have been subject to one or more internal judicial actions by his congregation's Body of Elders. That would mean that Garrido's past history as a Jehovah's Witness would be known not only by one or both of those two California congregations, but probably also by WatchTower Society headquarters, in Brooklyn.

At any rate, it was Phillip Garrido's status as a long-time practicing Jehovah's Witness, plus his marriage to a life-long practicing Jehovah's Witness, that undoubtedly played a significant role in his gaining early parole in 1988 given that nearly every evaluation of any type over the years almost always made positive mention of Garrido's religious beliefs and practices.

Nancy Garrido worked within the healthcare community in multiple states at least as far back as 1981. Nancy Garrido was licensed as a Nursing Assistant in California in 1989 after the couple moved to California after Phillip Garrido's parole from Leavenworth, and 8 months served in a Nevada state prison, where Garrido served short time on a state charge related to the 1976 rape/kidnapping. Between 1994 and 1998, Nancy Garrido worked for a California community agency, Contra Costa ARC, that served adults and children suffering from developmental disabilities. Nancy Garrido reportedly also worked at multiple nursing homes.

Nancy Garrido is reportedly accused by Prosecutors of playing an equal role with Phillip Garrido in the abduction of Jaycee Lee Dugard. Prosecutors suspect that it was actually Nancy Garrido who forcibly put Jaycee Lee Dugard into the car driven by Phillip Garrido in June 1991. In 1993, Phillip Garrido was returned to federal prison for 38 days because of a parole violation. Prosecutors allege that Nancy Garrido was Jaycee Lee Dugard's sole kidnapper during those 38 days.

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ARIEL CASTRO FAMILY

Editor's Note: Once again another amazing coincidence from this editor's past. This Editor trained (employment) a 20 year-old female member of this Cleveland area Puerto Rican family several decades ago, and even then this editor's "JW Radar" was blaring due to her regular use of "JW speak" -- the reason that I have never forgotten her scenario. Termination was recommended after observing multiple "moral" deficiencies during the training period -- multiple thefts from multiple co-workers, continuous lying about everything (including telling everyone that her parents were "Russian" immigrants despite looking cookie-cutter PR), and never-ending sexual harassment of multiple male co-workers -- both unmarried and married.

OHIO v. ARIEL CASTROAmerica's latest "child abductor", or "child kidnapper"Ariel Castro, of Cleveland, Ohio, also has multiple Jehovah's Witness connections -- if not "reared" as a Jehovah's Witness. Like the "Phillip Garrido Case", the specifics will probably not be fully disclosed until well after the criminal prosecution has been long completed. Ariel Castro's age 70s mother, Lillian Rodriguez, aka Lillian Castro, is unquestionably a Jehovah's Witness. In the 1960s, Lillian Rodriguez and her four children separated from the father, Pedro Castro, aka Nona Castro, and moved from Puerto Rico to Reading, Pennsylvania, to join Lillian Rodriguez's Rodriguez Clan parents, multiple brothers and sisters, nieces, and nephews. In 1975, Lillian Rodriguez and her four children reunited with Pedro Castro in Cleveland.

SEPTEMBER 2013 UPDATE: As most readers already know, Ariel Castro hung himself in his prison cell only one month after being imprisoned. Multiple media outlets reported that Ariel Castro's JW Mother and Ariel Castro's sister (believed to have been JW Elderette Marisol Alicea, mother of Jeremi Alicea -- see below) had been repeated visitors to see Castro.

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INDIANA v. EMILY CASTRO. Emily Castro, the youngest of Ariel Castro's four children with ex-wife Grimilda Figeroa (deceased), was convicted in Indiana, in February 2008, of trying to kill her 11 month old out-of-wedlock daughter Janyla Gonzalez, and is currently serving a 25 year prison sentence. Emily Castro apparently attempted to cut the throat of her own baby after getting into a fight with her Fort Wayne, Indiana "baby daddy". Emily Castro thereafter also attempted suicide.

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OHIO v. JEREMI ALICEA is an ongoing January 2014 Ohio criminal prosecution. Jeremi Alicea, age 26, of Bedford, Ohio, is allegedly the son of Ariel Castro's Jehovah's Witness sister, who allegedly is married to a Jehovah's Witness Minister named Juan Alicea, who had spoke to the media multiple times during the Ariel Castro news coverage. Jeremi Alicea has been indicted by a Cleveland, Ohio area Grand Jury on 21 counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor (downloading/uploading child pornography), and one count of possessing criminal tools (computer), reportedly during online law enforcement "stings" in September 2013 and October 2013.

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CALIFORNIA v. ALEXANDER AVILA (2015)CALIFORNIA v. ALEXANDER AVILA (2011)CALIFORNIA v. ALEXANDER AVILA (1993), and CALIFORNIA v. ALEXANDER AVILA (1984) were California criminal court cases which involved a Jehovah's Witness sex offender named Alexander Avila, aka Alex Avila, age 63 (DOB: 8/02/1952) of Sacramento, California. Alexander Avila was convicted of committing a lewd and lascivious act upon a child under the age of 14 years-old in 1984, and in 1993, Avila was convicted of another felony sex offense of unknown specificity. Each conviction required Avila, on his release from prison, to register his residence with law enforcement for the rest of his life.

In May 2011, after Alexander Avila's 2010 release from his second prison term, Alexander Avila pleaded "no contest" to failing to properly register as a sex offender, and spent another year in prison. In May 2012, after that prison term, Avila once again registered with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Team (SAFE). Avila provided the Sheriff's Department with three addresses: his residence, his place of employment, and a residence which he sometimes "frequented".

As Avila had done in 2010, in 2012, Avila FALSELY gave the Sacramento address of Flordelisa Liriano as his "residence".(Flordelisa Liriano was Avila's Jehovah's Witness Mother-in-law in 2010, and Avila's former mother-in-law in 2012. Avila was married to her daughter, Dinorah Torza, but they divorced in 2011.) A compliance check conducted only a few days later revealed that Avila was not living with his former mother-in-law. Alexander Avila was found living at the address which he had registered as his place of employment, which turned out to be the home of a fellow Sacramento Jehovah's Witness named James Durham, who unhappily disclosed to local law enforcement that a local Sacramento Jehovah's Witness Elder had talked Jimmy Durham into allowing Alex Avila to live with him after Avila was released from prison.

Alexander Avila was again convicted of failing to properly register as a sex offender during a 2012 jury trial, and this time he was sentenced to 6 years in prison. Affirmed on appeal in 2015.

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ARIZONA v. RIGOBERTO FLORES was a 2007-08 Arizona state criminal prosecution of a JEHOVAH'S WITNESS MINISTER whom JW apologists have TYPICALLY publicly attempted to deny being a Jehovah's Witness. First, POLICE INVESTIGATORS publicly labeled Rigoberto Flores as a "Volunteer" at the Buckeye Arizona Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. That conclusion was undoubtedly made after they had thorough interviewed everyone who knew Flores -- including the BOE. Undoubtedly, this is similar to the recent JW Hispanic Child Molester in California whose Body of Elders described him to police as being an "Usher". These CRIMINALS both obviously had recognized positions within their local Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, which their BOEs refused to accurately disclose, and in fact -- LIED TO POLICE. Police Investigators also disclosed that this was NOT the first time that Rigoberto Flores had been charged with a sexual related crime.

In October 2007, fellow congregants of Rigoberto Flores at the Buckeye Arizona Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses reported to Buckeye police that Flores had been repeatedly sexually molesting their 8 year-old daughter, at his home, since late 2006, whenever Flores and his wife occasionally babysat the child. Rigoberto Flores, then age 51, was arrested in November 2007 on multiple molestation charges due to admissions he made to police. In September 2008, Flores pled guilty to a single count of Attempt to commit sexual conduct with a minor, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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NORTH CAROLINA v. OSCAR OMAR OSORTO was a 2004-07 North Carolina criminal court decision. Despite being one of the most outrageous cases of its type, this OSORTO case has received only limited coverage. In November 2005, Oscar Omar Osorto Sr., 47, of Liberty, North Carolina, was convicted of using his position as a Jehovah's Witness Elder to repeatedly have sex with two 13-15 year-old sisters -- sometimes inside the Siler City Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. The jury convicted Osorto on 12 counts of sexual misconduct with minors under the age of 15. The jury also found the "aggravating factor" that Osorto had used a position of trust or confidence to commit his crimes. Oscar O. Osorto Sr. was sentenced to 25 - 30 years in prison. In February 2007, the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled against Osorto and his assertion that a number of technical errors occurred during his trial.

The two teenage girls were the daughters of a single Jehovah's Witness Mother of four, who looked to Oscar Osorto, with his position as a JW Elder, as someone who could help her with counseling her teenagers on spiritual matters. Osoto alleged that he uncovered that one or both sisters were having sexual intercourse with their boyfriends, and that he set up rendezvous for them at local motels in exchange for the sisters agreeing to also have sex with him only a few times. The girls denied such, and testified that Osorto had started molesting them in 2000, when the oldest reached 12 years of age. The incidents allegedly continued until Osorto was arrested in July 2004. By that time, Osorto had allegedly also been pressuring a third younger sister to have sex with him. Although not charged with offenses relating to the third sister during this trial, she alleged at trial that Osorto had also abused her. At the sentencing hearing, Oscar Osorto Jr., told the judge that his father was a man who gave his strength, love, and compassion "to anyone who needed it", and that his father had always supported his family and others.

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In the early AM hours of Monday, August 9, 2004, the five bodies of an entire family of Jehovah's Witnesses -- all ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS from Nicaragua -- were discovered by firefighters inside a burning house near Lake Wylie, South Carolina. Suspiciously, all five corpses were found in the same bedroom. The corpses were fully dressed, and it appeared as if noone had tried to escape the burning house. The bodies were identified as Jose Denis Meza, 39, Marbely (Zeldon) Meza, 30, Denia Meza, 14, Denise Meza, 8, and Jairo Meza, 5.

Their neighbors and landlord described the Mezas as a "kind" and "nice" Jehovah's Witness family, who regularly attended their local Kingdom Hall, and devoted their free time on weekends to WatchTower activities. Both parents were described as "hard-working" people, who always paid their rent on time. Jose worked as a landscaper, while Marbely was a stay-at-home mom.Others who knew the family more intimately described Jose Denis Meza as the stereotypical domineering Hispanic husband and father -- essentially, a control freak. Before recently moving to the Rock Hill area, this JW family had lived in Fort Mill, SC for at least three or more years, where the Mezas had regularly hosted the weekly "congregation book study" -- a fact that would likely indicate that Jose Meza was at least a "Ministerial Servant", if not "Elder", in that congregation.

A fire scene investigation disclosed traces of gasoline scattered throughout the bedroom. Autopsies disclosed that all three children had been "drugged", and had had their throats slashed, and that Denia Meza had knife wounds to both of her forearms, consistent with "defensive wounds", which would be received while attempting to ward off an attack. Denia Meza's autopsy disclosed that she had been sexually assaulted just before she was murdered. The mother, Marbely Meza, had a slashed left wrist, which could have as easily have been self-inflicted as having been a "defensive wound". Both parents also had drugs in their systems. Both parents died of burns and smoke inhalation.

Jose Meza was due in court on Monday, August 16, to answer to charges that he had been sexually abusing his oldest daughter, Denia Meza, for the past four years. In May 2004, the abuse apparently had been first reported to DSS -- possibly by Denia's 31 year-old cousin to whom she may have confided. As a consequence of the DSS investigation, Jose Meza agreed to move out and live with relatives in Charlotte, North Carolina, and to have no contact with his children. However, Meza ignored the DSS "safety plan", so he was arrested and formally charged with molestation in July. However, Meza was released on a $20,000 bond -- on condition that he not have any contact with his children. On August 7, Marbely Meza visited with her husband at his Charlotte apartment, and was overheard to say that she might as well be dead. Despite the court order barring Jose Meza from having contact with his children, neighbors reported repeatedly seeing Jose Meza in the neighborhood, and specifically at the family home on the morning of Sunday, August 8. Thus, it is possible that he accompanied them to the Sunday meeting at the Rock Hill Spanish Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses -- something else that pointed to Marbely Meza possibly being sympathetic to her husband's plight.

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TEXAS v. ERNEST CANTU was a 2003 Texas state court conviction. In October 2003, Ernest Cantu III, of Hereford, Texas, then age 27, was convicted on the charge of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, which was committed against a 13 year-old female. Ernest Cantu III was sentenced to 7 years in prison. Ernest Cantu is released from prison, but is a lifelong registered sex offender currently living in Amarillo, Texas.

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ILLINOIS v. GERSON CARNALLA-RUIZ is a 2006-09 Illinois criminal case which has escaped public attention as belonging in the category of Jehovah's Witnesses Molestation cases. The reason for such is that this family ALLEGEDLY were Mexican illegal aliens, who had limited fluency in English. In 2009, Gerson Carnalla-Ruiz, 38, of Des Plaines, Illinois, was convicted of three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child for three separate incidents involving his 10 year-old disabled, wheel-chair bound daughter, in 2005. Ruiz was sentenced to 40 years in prison. There was an alleged fourth sexual assault for which Ruiz was not charged because such occurred out of jurisdiction.The sexual assaults occurred when the Mother, now the remarried Victoria Uribe, went back to Mexico for three months in the summer of 2005 -- leaving Ruiz to care for their son, Hidel Carnalla-Ruiz, and the victim, who required catheterization every four hours. The daughter did not tell anyone about the assaults until the summer of 2006, when she finally told her mother, after the mother threatened to again leave her alone with her father. The victim also stated that her disclosure was motivated by her having read in a WatchTower publication that parents should not touch their children's privates.

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CALIFORNIA v. EDWARD BEDOYA VILLEGAS was the 1994-95 California criminal prosecution of a Jehovah's Witness ELDER and SERIAL PEDOPHILE, named Edward B. Villegas, of Napa, California. During the 1970s-80s, Edward Villegas and his wife, Marsha Grosshauser Villegas (both being second generation Jehovah's Witnesses), who had three sons and two daughters of their own, operated a daycare business where they also cared for the children of fellow Jehovah's Witness Parents living in Napa Valley.

In 1993, two or more of those by-then grown children stepped forward and accused JW ELDER Edward Bedoya Villegas of having repeatedly sexually assaulted them starting around 1972. JW ELDER Edward Villegas denied the allegations of those children, so his fellow JW ELDERS effectively did nothing. One or more of the victimized families then reported the crimes to local authorities.

In 1994, Edward B. Villegas pleaded no contest to multiple counts of child molestation in exchange for a mere 12 year prison sentence -- that despite the local prosecutor calling Edward Bedoya Villegas "the worst sexual predator that I've ever come across". Edward Villegas, age 51, wound up spending only 7 months in prison due to his timely death from kidney disease. Exemplary JW Pioneer Marsha Villegas, age 70, received a Kingdom Hall funeral in Napa when she died in 2016.

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CALIFORNIA v. JOSE LUIS MARTINEZ was a 2006-07 California criminal court case, which involved a 43 year-old Jehovah's Witness, named Jose Luis Martinez, of Fresno, California, who owned and operated Jose's Tires, and worked as a janitor at St. Agnes Hospital. In May 2006, Jose L. Martinez was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting three schoolgirls, ages 6 to 9, walking to and from Greenberg Elementary School, in Fresno, on three separate occasions, in April-May 2006. Police believed that Martinez was responsible for other sexual assaults against children, and eventually charged him with two additional assaults which occurred in 2005; one against a 5 year-old girl. At trial, police testified that Jose Martinez would pull up to the walking children and tell them that he knew their parents, and offer them a ride, and treats. Sometimes he would even buy them fast-food, before taking then them somewhere to "play games".

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CALIFORNIA v. JOSE LUIS AGUILERA is an ongoing 2015 California criminal court case. Jose L. Aguilera, age 41, presently of Santa Ana, California, but recently of Tustin, California, was arrested in September 2015 and charged with sexually assaulting four different Jehovah's Witness girls, ages 9 to 11, with whom Aguilera had access to via his association with Jehovah's Witness congregations in Tustin and Santa Ana. Jose Aguilera is alleged to have befriended four fellow JW families in those congregations, and then to have used his own 6 year-old daughter to lure children from those four JW families to visit and play with his daughter, where those victims were molested and raped. Between October 2012 and July 2015, Jose Aguilera is alleged to have molested two victims in Tustin, and two additional victims in Santa Ana. Authorities believe that Aguilera has molested other victims within these and other Congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Jose Luis Aguilera was charged with two felony counts of kidnapping for the purpose of child molesting, seven felony counts of committing lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14, and one felony count of sexual penetration with a child 10 years old or younger. Aguilera also faces a sentencing enhancement for committing lewd acts on multiple victims. Outcome pending.

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PENNSYLVANIA v. HECTOR CAMARA JR was a 2011 Pennsylvania criminal court case. In November 2011, a Jehovah's Witness named Hector Camara Jr., age 65, of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to nine counts of sexual abuse, including aggravated indecent assault, statutory sexual assault, and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. Camara was sentenced to 20-40 years in state prison. The victim was the teenage son of Hector Camara's next-door neighbors. Camara began sexually molesting the boy when the boy was in the seventh grade, and continued almost weekly into the boy's latter high school years. During this lengthy period of abuse, the victim suffered mental and emotional turmoil that manifested itself through outbursts of anger resulting in trouble at both home and school. The boy was eventually diagnosed as bi-polar, and was placed on medication. The boy had to have a classroom assistant at school to help him manage his anger. However, since finally reporting the molestation to his parents, and thereafter, the police, the victim no longer is on medication, and his entire life is now on a course of healing.

Hector Camara reportedly served as a Ministerial Servant in his local Jehovah's Witness congregation. The victim's parents testified that Camara was an ideal neighbor who helped them with their yard work and even painted their home. Indications are that Camara used his position as a Jehovah's Witness Minister to conduct the JW's infamous "Weekly Home Bible Study" with the young victim. At trial, Camara stated, "I'm not a monster", claiming that he had never forced himself sexually onto the child victim, and claiming that the ongoing sexual relationship was "something that just happened". The trial judge told the Jehovah's Witness Minister,"... you are the devil in disguise." The local Pennsylvania newspaper refused to identify Hector Camara as one of Jehovah's Witnesses -- mysteriously claiming that Camara's status as a Jehovah's Witness Minister had nothing to do with the case. We suspect that the newspaper has a JW connection. Even the folks at the Shady Rest Gazette are not that ignorant.

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TEXAS v. SERGIO LUEVANO and NEW MEXICO v. SERGIO LUEVANO were separate child molestation criminal prosecutions involving an illegal Mexican Jehovah's Witness named Sergio Luevano. In October 2012, an El Paso, Texas jury convicted Sergio Luevano, then age 42, of indecency with a child under the age of 12 years-old after he was proven to have molested an 8 year-old relative in April 2010. At this trial, a second female relative from New Mexico testified that Luevano had molested her for 13 years. Sergio Luevano was sentenced to 20 years in prison on the Texas charge. Status of New Mexico prosecution unknown.

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TEXAS v. JULIO VASQUEZ was a 1997 Texas criminal court case. Reared as a Jehovah's Witness, Julio Vasquez, then age 24, admitted in 1996 that when he was a teenager that he had sexually molested his three younger sisters at their Brownsville area home. Convicted in 1997, Vasquez was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Died in 2002.

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NEW JERSEY v. EDGARDO HERIBERTO MADRID was a 1995 New Jersey court case. Incomplete details. In 1995, 36 year-old Edgardo Heriberto Madrid, a/k/a Eddie Madrid, of Prospect Park, New Jersey (originally from Honduras), pleaded guilty to charges that he had sexually exploited, molested, assaulted, and/or raped 19 minors, ages 9 to 14, including only two females, whom he purposefully befriended at a abandoned quarry swimming hole, from 1989 through 1991. Madrid Police first charged Madrid in 1991, and he apparently was even released on bail, but the more that police investigated, the more victims who turned up. Interestingly, Madrid decided to plead guilty during the middle of his then ongoing criminal trial. Madrid declared that he had had an epiphany, and had become a Jehovah's Witness, stating: "I can prove I changed my life around and I'm different now." Although unclear, there are "hints" that Madrid was being influenced by one or more family members, who may have been JWs, which has the "smell" of Edgardo Madrid possibly having had previous JW association.

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MEXICO v. ENRIQUE BAHENA ROBLES was a 2006 Mexico criminal prosecution of a 34 year-old Jehovah's Witness Minister named Enrique B. Robles, of Cancun, Mexico. In November 2006, an unidentified 16 year-old Jehovah's Witness Female alleged that Enrique Robles, then 28 years-old, had sexually assaulted her back in 2000, at his home, after they had finished "field service". The victim alleged that her older sister and she had come out in field service, and that her old sister was assigned to accompany someone else, while she (only 10 years-old) was assigned to accompany the UNMARRIED 28 year-old male. (Who do you suspect was in charge of field service arrangements that day -- ROBLES?) Robles had also arranged for the victim's older sister to pickup the victim at the end of the day -- not from the Cancun Kingdom Hall -- but at his own home. In 2015, Enrique Robles is probably leading field service under a different name at the Spanish South Bend, Indiana Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

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NEW MEXICO v. MARTIN GONZALES. Martin Gonzales, Hispanic male, DOB 4/02/1964, served time in the Penitentiary of New Mexico on charges of kidnapping, one charge of sexual penetration of a child under 13 years old, and one charge of sexual penetration of a child over 13 years old.

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NEW MEXICO v. GEORGE AMBRIZ. George Ambriz, Hispanic male, DOB 11/07/1981, served time in the Penitentiary of New Mexico on one charge of sexual penetration of a child under 13 years old.

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NEW MEXICO v. JESUS VILLALOBOS. Jesus Villalobos, Hispanic male, DOB 7/29/1961, served time in the Penitentiary of New Mexico on two charges of sexual penetration of a child over 13 years old.

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NEW MEXICO v. PETER PAIZ. Peter Paiz, a/k/a Rudy Paiz, Hispanic male, DOB 4/09/1962, served time in the Penitentiary of New Mexico on charges of intimidating a witness, and sexual penetration of a child under 13 years old.

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NEW MEXICO v. CHARLES LA MADRID. Charles La Madrid, Hispanic male, DOB 6/06/1965, with ties to New Mexico, Tennessee, and Arizona, served time in the Penitentiary of New Mexico on charges of intimidating a witness, child abuse, and criminal sexual penetration.

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NEW MEXICO v. ALBERT V. LUERAS. Albert Lueras, Hispanic male, DOB 7/27/1962, served time in the Penitentiary of New Mexico on charges of child abuse, and second degree MURDER.

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NEW MEXICO v. MARCO MENDOZA. Marco Mendoza, Hispanic male, DOB 6/13/1962, with ties to Mexico and Texas, served time in the Penitentiary of New Mexico on charge of second degree criminal sexual penetration of a minor.

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NEW MEXICO v. DAVID LARRANAGA. David Larranaga, Hispanic male, DOB 3/26/1946, served time in the Penitentiary of New Mexico on charge of second degree criminal sexual penetration.

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NEW MEXICO v. JOHN DAVID ALARCON. John D. Alarcon, Hispanic male, DOB 4/02/1983, served time in the Penitentiary of New Mexico on charges of fourth degree criminal sexual penetration, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance.

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ARIZONA v. TIMOTHY PAUL OLMOS was an Arizona state prosecution of a Jehovah's Witness named Timothy P. Olmos, who was convicted in 2005 of child molestation and sexual abuse of a minor. Timothy Olmos received a mitigated 15-year prison sentence; was placed on lifetime probation; and was required to register as a sex offender. On appeal, like multiple other Jehovah's Witness child molesters, Tim Olmos has unsuccessfully challenged ordered penile plethysmograph testing. Olmos has also unsuccessfully challenged the probation restrictions of limiting contact with minors as a violation of this constitutional right to freedom of religion.

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