A pastor at New Beginnings Community Church in Jurupa Valley is accused of sexually abusing a parishioner.
Lead Pastor at New Beginnings Community Church Accused of Sex Abuse
Last Updated: 7/14/2020
The lead pastor at New Beginnings Community Church in Jurupa Valley has been accused of sexually abusing an underage female church member. 51-year-old Sean Ortiz was arrested on November 8 on suspicion of two counts of felony sexual battery.
Ortiz is accused of sexually abusing the alleged victim on at least two separate occasions. The girl contacted deputies with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department to report the alleged abuse on Friday and Ortiz was arrested at his home the same night.
After being booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center, Ortiz posted $50,000 bail and was released.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has announced that this investigation is ongoing. Other potential victims have been asked to call the Jurupa Valley sheriff’s station at 951-955-2600.