February 03, 2005

Man accused of molesting girls at church


RICHMOND, Calif. A man arrested for allegedly molesting four girls was kicked out of a Richmond church last year -- but officials there never called police.

Prosecutors filed charges last week against 34-year-old Boris Mauricio Ruiz on suspicion of molesting four girls during a five-year span that ended last March or April, when a pastor counseled a family in his congregation to report the crimes.

After that meeting at Iglesia de Cristo Ministerios Elim -- Ruiz vanished and no one called police until July.

Three of the four victims are sisters related to Ruiz who were all 8 to 10 years old when he allegedly propositioned them, showed them pornography, exposed himself and fondled them at times from 1999 to 2004.

Posted by kshaw at February 3, 2005 09:25 AM