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|October 16, 2019|
Church Bishop held in drug, sex case
HOME GARDENS – Prosecutors are building a drug and sex crimes case against the Bishop of a small Riverside County church who survived an earlier robbery-shooting by a gang of thieves.
A search warrant served at the Our Lady of Tepeyac church allegedly turned up evidence that Bishop Anthony Garduno was selling illegal drugs. Evidence of sexual assaults was also found.
An investigation began December 21st when a young male reported that Bishop Garduno had sexually assaulted him when he was 17-years-old and that other male juveniles had been victimized.
Bishop Garduno was arrested Tuesday and taken to the Presley Detention Center in Riverside. Last September, he survived a shooting by five men who attempted to rob him at the church. (INT)
Story Date: January 4, 2010