Bishop Convicted For Sodomizing Five Parishers, Some Under 14 Years of Age
A Laguna Hill, CA pastor has been found guilty of sexual assault, today. The pastor’s victims were five young boys who he is reported to have molested in his apartment at Lake Forest.
Oscar D. Perez Perez, who many believed was also a Bishop was convicted of 22 felony counts of lewd acts upon a child below the age of 14 and four felony counts of lewd acts on a minor. The prosecutor also charged that he should have an imposed enhancement to his sentence for lewd acts perpetrated on multiple victims.
The 69 year old predator is facing a maximum sentence of 330 years to life in a state penitentiary. When he is sentenced, he is also facing mandatory lifetime sex offender registration.
Perez was known as a Bishop and Apostolic pastor at Iglesia Antigua which was a church that rented some space in the building that housed George’s Episcopalian Church in Laguna Hills.
Perez is reported to have met his five victims at the church and infiltrated their lives by becoming a family friend. He created opportunities to be with the boys by soliciting their help with church services.
From 2007 all the way up until 2011, the five boys would go to Perez’s apartment to visit or to spend the night. The boys, who vary in age from 9 to 15, were all molested during one of their day or overnight visits. All the boys were molested one or more times.
The boys were victimized in various ways including kissing and hugging as well as being sodomized. The predator also engaged the boys in oral copulation, sexual penetration and touching the boys’ penis and buttocks.
Perez will be sentence on September 14.