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Volunteer Church Counselor Accused Of Sexual Relationship With Teen Girl

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A volunteer church counselor arrested for having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl may have other victims, police said.

Marcelino Tinajero, 33, was arrested on Jan. 27 and booked on suspicion of unlawful sex with a minor, Los Angeles police Officer Gregory Baek said. Tinajero was being held on $600,000 bail.

Tinajero had been working as a volunteer counselor at Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch, where the teenage girl was a member.

Tinajero volunteered at the church since August 2009 and investigators believe he may have more victims, Baek said.

Anyone with information can call LAPD Devonshire Station detectives at (818) 832-0979, (818) 832-0978 or (877) LAPD-24-7.

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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