The Legal Herald Logo
Legal Analysis By Attorneys
Breaking Legal News

Angelus Oaks, CA - Glendora Church Youth Leader, Marciano Cuellar, Accused of Sexually Assaulting a 16 Year Old

Angelus Oaks, CA - Glendora Church Youth Leader, Marciano Cuellar, Accused of Sexually Assaulting a 16 Year Old Boy
Published: July 22, 2022
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on July 22, 2022

Church Youth Leader Arrested For Sexually Abusing a Minor

According to The Sun, a church youth leader from Azusa was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old in Angelus Oak, California. 

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department began an investigation of 61-year-old Marciano Cuellar on June 12, 2022. Cuellar is suspected of having an inappropriate relationship with the minor. He was arrested on Friday, July 15, 2022, and charged with a misdemeanor count of annoying and molesting a child. 

Cuellar lives in Azusa but works with children as a youth leader at a church said to be located in Glendora. Due to his regular access to minors, investigators are concerned there may be additional victims.

Bobby Thompson, Esq. California Lawyer - Legal Herald
Hi, I’m attorney Bobby Thompson. I’m a lawyer here in California and if you or a loved one were injured in an accident, I’d be happy to discuss your legal options. Call me on the number below. It costs nothing, and it would be my honor to help you.
(888) 997-3792

Justice For Victims Sexually Abused by Youth Leaders

Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson is an experienced lawyer for church sexual abuse. He represents sex abuse victims and their families in lawsuits seeking to hold all parties accountable. During a recent discussion, Bobby offered some information regarding when victims sexually abused by youth pastors can file a civil lawsuit. 

"Reports of sexual predators inside religious organizations are becoming increasingly frequent. Predators often take up positions of trust, including working as youth pastors where they have access to children."

"Churches have a legal and moral responsibility to ensure their congregation's safety. When a church fails to offer security to its members, it can be held responsible for the abuse that may occur. Conducting background checks on all clergy, having security cameras within the property, and reporting any misconduct are just a few examples of basic security measures that could reduce the risk of preventable abuse."

"A thorough investigation is necessary if a pastor is accused of sexual abuse. In addition to the criminal investigation, the church should be investigated for any chance of carelessness. Some church sex abuse occurs because of church carelessness. Failure to conduct background checks or ignoring reports of inappropriate behavior can result in this. Church sex abuse victims may have grounds to file a civil lawsuit in third-party negligence cases. The legal process for filing a lawsuit for sexual abuse at church can be daunting, but with the help of an experienced church sex abuse attorney, victims can get the justice they rightfully deserve."


The Sun

Got A Tip Or Questions 
About A Story?
Call Us!
The Legal Herald
About the Author
Darla Medina
About Darla Medina
Editor: Darla is a content writer with a focus on the legal field. She covers cases of sexual abuse, drunk driving, and preventable violent crime for the Legal Herald. Contact Darla: This article was fact checked prior to publishing by this author to ensure compliance with our rigorous editorial standards. We will only use authoritative sources. Our values compel us to provide only trustworthy information. If you find an error, please contact us.
Read some recent posts
Find A Local Lawyer

  • Details
  • Incident

Find A Local Lawyer

Want To Contribute Breaking News? 
Contact Us Today
Legal Herald
10355 Kensington Shore Dr. #102
Orlando, FL 32827
Call: (888) 997-3792
© 2020 The Legal Herald, a division of Eagle Peak Marketing, LLC. All rights reserved.

We would like our readers to know that the information in this story may be sourced from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will correct them if and when they are brought to our attention or we discover them through our editing process. If you have any concerns about this post, please contact us immediately and we will rectify issues. DISCLAIMER: The material contained in this post is for general informational purposes. It is not intended to constitute or express legal or medical advice. Any laws referenced herein are substantially based on general legal principles and may not be applicable to your particular situation. Laws can often be different from one jurisdiction to the next. The Legal Herald is not a law firm. Law firms and lawyers from around the country may apply to become a sponsor or contributor to The Legal Herald.
SitemapMedia RoomDisclaimer / Terms Of Service & Privacy Policy