An evangelical pastor, charged with the sexual abuse of at least five members of his church, surrendered to authorities in Colombia’s capital Bogota Saturday.
Reverent Alvaro Jose Gamez, who leads an evangelical church with approximately 15,000 followers, turned himself in after being accused by five women who say they were forced to be his sex slaves.
According to Cali newspaper El Pais, the religious leader sexually abused at least 27 women, most of them minors.
One of the victims told authorities she had been sexually abused by Gamez for eight years.
Gamez is the leader of the Apostolic Evangelical Ministry of Salem, a church based in teh southern Colombian city of Pasto.