Five women are suing the international mega-church and its leader Naasón Joaquín García, a convicted felon, in a California state court over decades of alleged child sexual abuse and trafficking.
53-year-old leader of the “Church of the Living God, Pillar and Foundation of Truth; Light of the World ”, or simply La Luz del Mundo, pleaded guilty to various sexual crimes against children earlier this year and was sentenced and sentenced to almost 17 years in prison.
Among many disturbing details, the new lawsuit claimed that one of five plaintiffs said she was “forced to call.” [García] “Uncle” when he raped, assaulted and molested her because he was aroused to be sexually abusing his niece, a family member. “
The new lawsuit stipulates that hundreds of additional victims are reported Law and crime.
“The plaintiffs are individuals and residents of the State of California in Los Angeles who have been enslaved, sold and sexually abused by leaders of a global religious institution that has turned child economic and sexual abuse and other operations into decades of economic and sexual abuse,” the lawsuit said.
The five main reasons are women between the ages of 20 and 28. They are the same five juvenile victims originally listed in a criminal complaint brought against García by California authorities.
The lawsuit claims that the first woman was 14 at the time she was recruited by a pastor into a bogus “dance” group.
“This group would privately” dance “for [García]; however, private “dances” were actually the cover under which [García] has repeatedly and grossly abused, assaulted, molested, abused, groped, fondled, penetrated and / or sodomized Plaintiffs, including Plaintiff 1 ”, alleged in the report.
The other woman claims she was a virgin when Garcia raped her. “She used to massage his feet for a while, [García] demanded that the Plaintiff 2 took off his skirt and climbed on it, ”claims the lawsuit.
“While he was living in his home, Plaintiff 4 was routinely vaginally raped, sodomized, forced into orgies, harassed, abused and forced to give him oral and manual sex for his pleasure,” the trial continues.
There has been no comment yet on the allegations made by the pastor or his lawyers.
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