Guilty: Pervy Pastor Oscar D. Perez Perez Faces 330 Years For Sexual Assault on Boys

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A pastor was convicted Wednesday of sexually assaulting five boys in his Lake Forest apartment. 

Oscar D. Perez Perez, a 69-year-old Lake Forest man, was found guilty by a jury of 22 felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14, four felony counts of lewd acts on a child, and sentencing enhancement allegations for lewd acts against multiple victims. 


Perez faces a maximum sentence of 330 years to life in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration at his Sept. 14 sentencing in Santa Ana'a Central Justice Center.

Perez was a self-professed apostolic pastor and bishop at Iglesia Antigua Católica in Laguna Hills. He met his five victims through the congregation, which operates out of rented space at St. George's Episcopalian Church, and gained their trust by befriending their families and having the boys assist with church services.


Between 2007 and 2011, Perez sexually assaulted the five victims one or more times, starting when the boys were 9 to 15 years old. All of the sexual assaults occurred while the victims were visiting or sleeping over at the defendant's apartment, authorities said.

The sexual assault against the victims included "sodomy, oral copulation, sexual penetration, touching of the victim's penis and/or buttocks, kissing, and hugging," according to authorities.

Sometime after the sexual assault of John Doe No. 1, the victim told his mother about the abuse and she reported it to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. A subsequent investigation led to the discovery of John Doe No. 2.

Perez was arrested and charged for the first two victims in September, 2011. Based on continued investigations and media coverage, the Sheriff's Department  discovered three more John Does, and Perez was charged by the Orange County District Attorney's office for the additional sex crimes in January.

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joe
joe

Ook, why?

Judy Jones
Judy Jones

Thankfully because brave victims had the courage to speak up, this child predator will never be near kids again. Let's hope that every person who saw, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes and misdeeds by Oscar D. Perez Perez will find the courage and strength to speak up, call police, expose wrongdoing, protect kids and start healing. Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA, 636-433-2511. snapjudy@gmail.com,(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests,) is the worlds oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims.SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 12,000 members. Despite the word priest in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers and increasingly, victims who were assaulted in a wide range of institutional settings like summer camps, athletic programs, Boy Scouts, etc.  

C Donahoe
C Donahoe

Where?  At home, out on the town, whatever.  Does it matter?  They assumed they could trust the priest when, in fact, they couldn't.  In this day and age, you really can't trust anybody with your kids.

Streets
Streets

Where were these stupid kids parents,when this crap happens?

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