Written by AARON CASTREJON
BALDWIN PARK - A pastor at a Baldwin Park church was arrested April 10 after an investigation began into accusations of sexual assault against a 15-year-old girl.
Edgar Fabian Martinez, 50, was arrested and booked on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor, sending sexually explicit material to a minor and sex assault, according to the Baldwin Park Police Department.
Martinez is a pastor at Iglesia De Jesucristo un Nuevo Pacto in Baldwin Park. He allegedly committed the assault in 2019 against a girl in his congregation, Baldwin Park Police said.
Martinez is being held in lieu of $240,000 bail at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, according to Los Angeles County booking records.
Martinez may have used other facilities to host church services and may have more victims, Baldwin Park Police said.
Anyone with information on Martinez or who may be a victim is urged to call Baldwin Park Police Detective Thomas Leon at 626-960-1955, ext. 414, or Detective Carmen Chice at 626-960-1055, ext. 439.