Gerardo Custodio, Jr. Arrested for Sex Crimes on Minor Teens at Church
ONTARIO, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2018) — Gerardo Isreal Custodio, 30, the youth pastor at Iglesia La Familia De Dios Baptist Church has been arrested and charged with sex crimes, according to the Ontario Police Department.
His arrest came after two women told Ontario police investigators that Custodio allegedly sexually assaulted them as children between 2012 and 2015.
Custodio is suspected of sexually abusing a child, sexual penetration by force of a minor, lewd acts with a minor under 14, sodomy with a person under 14 and oral copulation with a person under 18, according to Ontario police. He was booked into West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. He is being held in lieu of $3 million bail.
The suspect’s father Gerardo Custodio Sr., is the church’s senior pastor who opened the church in 1995.
Police were told the first victim was just 14 years old when she was allegedly sexually assaulted by the suspect. The crime took place on church grounds between 2012 and 2014.
The second victim was sexually abused by the suspect between 2014 and 2015 when she was just 15 years old.
The investigation into these crimes is ongoing and police believe there could be additional victims out there.
Victims may contact police at 909-986-6711, or Detective Jeff Zeen at 909-395-2744. Anonymous tips can be sent to the We-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.
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