Tuesday, December 3, 2019

San Antonio Man Accused of Sexually Abusing Children He Met at Church Over Several Years

Posted By on Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 11:47 AM

click to enlarge BEXAR COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
  • Bexar County Sheriff's Office
Update 12/5/19, 11 a.m.:
A report from News 4 San Antonio alleges that the suspect attended a Jehovah's Witness church called Kingdom Hall. The church is located on Pleasanton Road on the city's South Side.


Original story:
A San Antonio man is in custody after several children accused him of sexual abuse.

On Tuesday, police arrested Joshua Alvarez after six boys and one girl came forward to say the 21-year-old had touched them inappropriately or "done other acts," according to an Express-News report. While the children detailed the abuse to police between October 19 and November 27, the abuse allegedly dated as far back as 2012 and continued well into this year.

According to an arrest affidavit, Alvarez met the children — reportedly between ages 3 and 10 — through a "religious congregation." His role in the church isn't clear at this time.



Alvarez reportedly met with the parents of some of the children and admitted to the abuse. He also asked the parents for forgiveness.

Alvarez has since been charged with continuous sexual abuse. His bail has been set at $75,000.

Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

We’re keeping you informed…
...and it’s what we love to do. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years.


It’s never been more important to support local news sources. A free press means accountability and a well-informed public, and we want to keep our unique and independent reporting available for many, many years to come.


If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture. Thank you.


Calendar

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

© 2019 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation