Prosecutors fear church sex case could have more victims

HOUSTON

Romulo Jimenez was in court Wednesday morning. He's charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child. He's the pastor at Cento Christiano Vida Nueva. Prosecutors say the eight-year-old victim in the case claims the 67-year-old assaulted her in his office, in a church bathroom and in a parked car in the parking. Now they're looking for more possible victims.

"If there are parents who are concerned, who go to this church where this pastor had contact with their children, they need to contact law enforcement right away so that we can make sure that their children were safe," said assistant district attorney Angela Smith.

According to court documents, Jimenez's wife in a written statement admitted her husband acknowledged the abuse, apologized and repented.

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