Oasis De Paz Pastor Bramwell Retana Charged with Child Sex Crimes
A pastor at Oasis De Paz Ministries in Las Vegas has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a child. 44-year-old Bramwell Retana has been charged with sexual assault on a child younger than 14, luring a child with a computer to engage in sex, sexually motivated first-degree kidnapping, seven counts of lewdness with a minor, and child abuse.
According to the Las Vegas Metro Police, someone contacted them on Thursday, December 19 to report that Retana has sexually abused the victim over a period of several years.
The police department has released a photo of Retana because they believe he may have used his position of trust as a pastor to sexually abuse other victims. Anyone with information or believes that they were a victim of Retana has been encouraged to contact the Las Vegas Metro Police Department’s Sexual Assault Juvenile Section at 702-828-3421.
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Legal Recourse for Victims of Sexual Abuse by Pastors and Other Clergy Members
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of AbuseGuardian.com is a former sex crimes prosecutor who now represents sex abuse victims in civil lawsuits. Brian has offered to share some of his thoughts on the legal rights of those who have been sexually abused by pastors and other religious clergy members:
Tragically, sexual predators are often some of the most trusted members of their communities. Our attorneys have seen far too many cases of pastors and other religious clergy members sexually abusing their parishioners. Religious organizations must do everything they can to make sure their members are safe from sexual predators.
Some cases of clergy sex abuse are preventable and only happen due to negligence by the religious organization, such as ignoring previous reports of sexual misconduct involving the accused pastor. In cases of negligence, victims of clergy sex abuse may have grounds for a lawsuit against the church.
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