Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Pastor Accused Of Sexually Assaulting His Daughters

http://www.kztv10.com/news/pastor-accused-of-sexually-assaulting-his-daughters/Pastor Accused Of Sexually Assaulting His Daughters
CORPUS CHRISTI (TX)
KZTV

CORPUS CHRISTI - Testimony started today in the trial of a pastor accused of sexually abusing his own daughters. Gerardo Gonzalez' now 17-year-old daughter claims she first remembers her father touching her inappropriately when she was 5-years-old. "Usually it was at night, we always had a time to put our pajamas on.. he was like hugging me but in a spooning position. All of the sudden he just puts his hands on me and starts touching me," the accuser told the jury.

She also testified that her father would routinely punish his children with a belt, "All of us were just scared of him, my mom, my brothers, my sister and me. I just heard the belt just hit her over and over again and she was just yelling. (He) hit my brother over and over and my mom would beg him please stop." The younger daughter also claims that her father put her hand on his penis once.

The older daughter, who is now in her 20's claims that she was sexually abused by her father at a bowling alley on Ayers and at the family's home on Angelo Street.

Since the daughters first came forward with the sexual abuse allegations, their mother has filed for divorce from her estranged husband. The family's home is currently up for sale.

You may recognize Gonzalez from his appearances in cable access television. He and his wife used to make regular appearances for their church.

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