LOS ANGELES (AP) — Naasón Joaquín García, the self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, has been in custody since June after his arrest on accusations involving three girls and one woman between 2015 and 2018.
POMONA, Calif. (RNS) — At a news conference Friday (Feb. 14), church leaders gathered at the Fairplex in Pomona to address the allegations that were made against the church and its leaders.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — At a news conference, Sochil Martin, 33, detailed the sexual abuse she says she endured within the church.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The Mexico-based La Luz del Mundo is holding its most sacred ceremony in February in events across the U.S. while its leader remains in a Los Angeles jail after he was arrested and charged with numerous sex crimes.
(RNS) — The head of Mexico's largest evangelical church, La Luz del Mundo, has been charged with a string of sex crimes against minors in Los Angeles, including rape, human trafficking and child pornography. Church leaders and followers say he is innocent.