SANTA ANA -- A former youth pastor for the Capo Beach Calvary Church was arrested Thursday at his Dana Point home for allegedly having sex with a girl who was part of his junior high school ministry.
Daniel Pedroza Jr., 28, allegedly had sex with a girl between the ages
of 14 and 18, said Jim Amormino of the Orange County Sheriff's
The girl told social workers she and Pedroza had sex between July and
November in both of their homes, and the social workers contacted
Officials at the Capistrano Beach church became aware of the allegation and fired Pedroza, Amormino said.
Prosecutors plan to charge Pedroza with three counts of unlawful sexual
intercourse, two counts of oral copulation, one count of digital
penetration, and a misdemeanor charge of child annoying, Amormino said.
A spokesperson for the church could not be reached for comment.
Pedroza was booked into the Orange County Jail on $100,000 bail.
Youth Pastor Arrested for Having Sex With Parishioner
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