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Phoenix pastor arrested for alleged sex crimes

PHOENIX — A Phoenix pastor was arrested Thursday on suspicion of molesting two children and having inappropriate sexual contact with two women, police said.

Jorge Vasquez, the pastor of Iglesia Pentecostales en el Desierto near Interstate 17 and Grant, is accused of committing the crimes between January 2007 and March 2014. Police said the alleged sexual contact and molestation happened during counseling sessions and other times when he was alone with the victims.

Police said there are two adult female victims and two juvenile female victims. None of the victims have been named.

Vasquez was charged with molestation of a child, sexual conduct with a minor, sexual abuse and sexual assault.

Anyone with more information on these crimes is asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-5151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.