Florida Pastor on Trial in Child Sex Trafficking Case Involving Four Girls Under 15 years of Age
Report from News Journal Online:
Opening statements followed by closed-door testimony began Tuesday morning in the trial of an Ormond Beach pastor who federal prosecutors called a serial sexual predator who molested children in a case described as child sex trafficking.
The defense for Luis E. Morales said the allegations are “outlandish” claims of children with no physical evidence or witnesses to back them up.
Morales, 58, sat quietly as Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Gable laid out the prosecution’s case claiming he used his position as the self-proclaimed “apostle” of the En Fuego For Jesus ministry to fondle four girls between the ages of 10 and 14, and rape one of them.
Gable said Morales taught the victims that…
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