Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Del Rey minister on Thursday for alleged sexual abuse of a child under 14 years old.
Bernardino Villalobos, 64, was booked into Fresno County Jail and his bail was set at $40,000.
Villalobos is a registered sex offender who served prison time for rape and sodomy. According to the California Megan’s Law website, he was released from prison in 1994.
Villalobos Owns La Obra De Jesus Christian Church
Detectives began their investigation into Villalobos after being told that he sexually abused a child in 2017, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
During their inquiries, detectives learned that Villalobos owns the La Obra De Jesus Christian Church at 5433 S. Academy Ave. in Del Rey.
How to Report Tips on Villalobos
Detectives are concerned that there might be more victims of Villalobos. Anyone with information is asked to contact sheriff’s detective Andrew Moreno at (559) 600-8222 or (559) 600-8144.
Tipsters may also contact Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867 or at this link. Those who provide information to Valley Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may receive a cash reward.