Convicted preacher prayed, then assaulted teen, prosecutor says

JERSEY CITY — An evangelical preacher, convicted of molesting a boy in 2012, prayed and then fondled a teen in the first of the pastor’s three pending sexual assault cases, a prosecutor said.

Gregorio Martinez, 49, a native of the Dominican Republic who fled to Nicaragua and Honduras after he was convicted in the 2012 case, is charged with sexually assaulting or attempting to sexually assault three men who were members of a prayer group he led in Jersey City.

During a hearing Thursday in the first case, Assistant Prosecutor Linda Claude-Oben said Martinez asked a 19-year-old man if …read more

Source: NJ.com Cumberland

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