SILER CITY — Warrants for 69 new offenses have been obtained for a Siler City pastor now accused of molesting two minors, according to Siler City police.
The new charges Oscar Vera Jimenez, 53, now faces include 24 counts each of sexual battery and taking indecent liberties with a child, 20 counts of first-degree kidnapping and one count of common law robbery.
The warrants had been obtained late Thursday, but not served on Jimenez who remains in the Chatham County Detention Center.
“These charges are the result of another victim discovered during the continued investigation and a resulting disclosure,” a police news release said. “This juvenile victim has an association with the congregation and alleged Jimenez took something of value from their person in addition to the sexual behavior.”
Jimenez was arrested April 10 and charged with 34 similar offenses involving a minor allegedly molested on multiple occasions, police said. The charges include 10 counts each of first-degree kidnapping and taking indecent liberties with a child; nine counts of sexual battery; and five counts of statutory sex offense with a child, according to Siler City police.
No information has been given regarding dates of the alleged offenses or the ages of the victims.
Police say Jimenez gained access to juveniles because of his occupation and community trust.
Bail remained at $250,000 late Thursday.