Texas Pastor Accused of Fondling Woman During Ritual
Noel Jimenez (69) of Iglesia Alabanza Adoracion church allegedly offered the woman "annointment to regain her purity."
KVIA reports that the woman was emotionally dependent on Jimenez because of his position in the church and his role as a spiritual adviser.
According to court documents, the woman said she went to his office to talk. Jimenez told her she was "spiritually stagnant" and performed a ceremony that the victim believed was an actual religious ritual. It was at this time that the pastor allegedly fondled the woman.
Police believe there are other victims as well and are asking for the public's help. El Paso Police Department can be reached at (915) 212-4040, or people can call Crime Stoppers at (915) 566-8477.
Jimenez was booked into the El Paso County jail with bond set at $75,000.