January 20, 2006

Salinas pastor pleads guilty to sexual assault, child molestation

Mercury News

Bay City News Service

SALINAS - A North Salinas pastor pleaded guilty to two felony counts of child molestation and sexual assault of a minor, Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo announced Thursday.
Donald Domelle, 65, pastor of the Baptist Temple of Salinas, pleaded guilty to forcibly engaging in oral copulation with a child victim. The girl was developmentally disabled, according to the district attorney's office.
Domelle also pleaded guilty to engaging in substantial sexual conduct with a child under the age of 14. That victim was Domelle's daughter, the district attorney's office reported.
The developmentally disabled victim was discovered when members of the girl's family found nude photographs of the child on Domelle's cell phone.

Posted by kshaw at January 20, 2006 03:21 PM