American Preacher Molested a Teen Boy, Then Fled 2,000 Miles
It took a jury 30 minutes to find preacher Gregorio Martinez guilty of molesting a 13-year-old boy.
The New Jersey preacher was convicted in February 2015 of aggravated criminal sexual contact, child abuse, and endangering the welfare of a child, for which he was expected to be sentenced to probation. But more accusers came forward before the sentencing phase began, opening up the possibility of more prosecution for Martinez.
Facing at least a decade in prison, Martinez disappeared.
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