Monday, April 7, 2014
Florida pastor molested three females, including 12 year old
Hillsborough County, Florida -- The Hillsborough County Sheriff's office has arrested a pastor who is accused of molesting three women.
Pastor Francisco Rios was arrested around 1 a.m. on Friday morning for molesting women in incidents dating back to 2011. The investigation was initiated after the three victims talked to each other and discovered that each of them had been inappropriately touched by Rios.
A 17-year-old victim says she was molested by Rios on 15 different occasions beginning back in 2011 and Rios insisted he was doing it because he loved her as a pastor and she was not to tell anyone because he could get in trouble.
The second victim is a 43-year-old woman who says Rios convinced her that his inappropriate behavior was a way to cure a medical condition.
The third victim is a 12-year-old girl who was touched by Rios approximately two times a week for the past year.
Rios is the pastor of Casa de Amor in Brandon where all the incidents occurred. He is currently being held without bond.
10 News has a crew headed to the church and will have more tonight at 5 p.m.