Sarasota, FL (July 30, 2019) – On Friday evening around 7:10 p.m., 43-year-old Bicente Velasquez Morales was arrested after sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl.
Morales, who was identified as a pastor, was arrested on a felony charge of sexual battery of a victim under 12.
Police received a tip from the girl’s mother that Morales sexually abused her daughter and reported it after her daughter told her about the incident.
The child confirmed that Morales penetrated her digitally on multiple occasions. Morales stopped on one of the occasions because he was trying to get ready for church, according to the young victim.
Morales was confirmed as the pastor at the House of Restoration Ministry in Sarasota. He is in custody at this time.
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