Cincinnati’s NBC affiliate reports:
A pastor from Covington has been arrested and accused of sexually abusing a child at a church, according to Covington police. The investigation began when police received a report of sexual abuse from a child.
An investigation revealed the abuse allegedly took place at the Ministerio Jesus Liberta Church in Covington late last month. During the investigation, a pastor of the church, Jose Luis Lopez-Hernandez, 50, was identified as the suspect in the alleged abuse.
Detectives learned during the investigation that Lopez-Hernandez had traveled to California for a missionary trip and was supposed to return late last week but skipped the flight back. Police then filed an arrest warrant for Lopez-Hernandez and requested help from the FBI.
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— WLWT (@WLWT) October 18, 2023