Juan Gomez, a 52-year-old church pastor at Iglesia De Dios church, has been arrested and is charged with sexually battery for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. Gomez was arrested at his home in the 5300 block of Vel Street in Wimauma.
The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office initiated its investigation on Gomez after receiving a tip that he had sexually assaulted the victim July 4 at a hunting ranch in north Manatee County. The boy is known to Gomez, according to officials.
Gomez is currently at the Hillsborough County jail while he awaits trial. He is being held without bail and is scheduled to be transferred to the Manatee County jail to face the charges filed against him.
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