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Sexual abuse survivor claims pastor 'prayed' over his penis before molesting him

The victim described in chilling detail how the pastor prayed over his genitals before abusing him.

A 27-year old man from New Jersey recounts how his pastor, Gregorio Martinez, prayed over his genitals before molesting him. The pastor used his position to prey on members of his congregation which was described by one of his victims on the stand:

“He said God put him on this Earth to pray over us. He just wanted to pray over us. I looked to him as somebody who was a mentor, who was a guide.”

The testimony went on to include graphic accounts of the assaults committed by Martinez. The pastor used the young man’s doubts about his sexuality as an excuse to pray over his genitals, which then turned into Martinez fondling and kissing his penis.

“I thought this was actually the right thing to do--pray over a body part if it was messing with you,” the young man confessed.

The prosecutor, Andrew Baginski, had a few words of condemnation, “Those who hold positions of authority in our religious community hold a lot of power that can be abused. The evidence in this case will show that Gregorio Martinez used the power that he had to kiss and touch a young man’s penis for his sexual gratification.”

If Martinez is convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison.

Read more, “Sexual assault survivor says pastor prayed over his genitals before molesting him“ written by Dominique Jackson posted by Raw Story on May 2, 2018

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