Richmond, VA—The pastor of a large, well-known church in Richmond has been accused of sexual misconduct on a group of websites. A group of Richmond faith leaders held a protest calling for his resignation on Monday afternoon.
On multiple websites, Geronimo Aguilar has been accused of sexual misconduct.
8News also discovered a Facebook page called "Richmond Outreach Center Recovery Group." It has been set up for those who allege to be victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Aguilar.
We have confirmed that Aguilar was under investigation in California and Texas; a police report shows that he was alleged to have committed lewd acts on two children.
The alleged victims of the investigation in California spoke to 8News using Skype. We have chosen not to identify the women, who are now adults, but say Aguilar began a sexual relationship with them when they were children.
"I was about 12 when we started having sex. I thought I loved him. I thought that I was special to him," one of the victims told us.
A complaint against Aguilar was filed in Richmond a few years back.
Despite the complaint and investigation, no charges have been filed against Aguilar, known by church members as Pastor G.
Many in the area say Pastor G has been an asset to the community. He has worked closely with Richmond Police and their faith-based leaders group. Each year at Christmas, The ROC gives away thousands of gifts to the city's neediest children.
On YouTube, several people have recorded testimonials that say Aguilar and his church The ROC saved them from addiction.
This is a developing story…stay with 8News for updates.