Appeals Panel Orders Case Against Mexican Megachurch Leader Be DismissedA California appeals court panel Tuesday ordered a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to dismiss the case against the leader of a Mexico-based megachurch who was charged last year with rape and other sexual acts against children.
Judge Denies Bail To Church Leader Accused Of Sex Acts Against ChildrenA judge has ordered Naason Joaquin Garcia, head of the Mexican-based church La Luz De Mundo, to remain in jail without bail. He is charged with rape and other sexual acts against children and was originally being held on $50 million bail.
Bail Set At $50M For La Luz Del Mundo Church Leader Accused Of Child Rape, Sex TraffickingProsecutors say Naason Joaquin Garcia and his co-defendants coerced their victims into performing sexual acts by claiming that if they went against any of his desires or wishes as “the Apostle,” that they were going against God.
Leader of Religious Organization La Luz Del Mundo Arrested In Sex Trafficking CaseNaasón Joaquín García and his co-defendants are charged with human trafficking, production of child pornography, forcible rape of a minor and other felonies.