Colombian authorities have captured the partner of the pastor accused of sexually abusing at least 27 women, local media reported Monday.
Alexandra Castro was captured Monday by authorities north of Bogota on the charge of being accomplice to Reverend Alvaro Javier Gamez Torres, a pastor accused of sexually abusing members of his congregation.
The religious leader fled after evidence was submitted against him with implications of abusing many members of his Christian church “Salem” in the southern Nariño department, many of which were reportedly minors. The reverend surrendered in the country’s capitol after being on the run for one month.
Investigations into the case implicated Castro as the pastor’s partner, and the order for her capture was submitted. Allegedly, Castro was responsible for contacting the women and organizing meetings with the pastor where sexual abuse took place.
Castro will also be investigated for committing crimes of sexual acts herself and will be presented in front of a judge to face charges.