Santa Ana Police Detectives Arrested Carlos Ramírez Valdez, a 57-year-old Riverside, Calif., resident for Child Molest.

Between 2014 and 2017, Valdez was a member of the “Iglesia De Dios Ebenezer Church” located at 2020 West Chestnut Ave. in Santa Ana, California. Meanwhile, Valdez lured an eight-year-old girl attending church service into a van where he sexually assaulted her.

Valdez repeatedly assaulted the victim by luring him into a van over a period of three years.

In January 2020, the Riverside Police Department investigated an allegation of sexual abuse against Valdez. The abuse allegedly took place in 2017, when the victim was eight years old. Also in January 2020, a third victim said she was sexually assaulted by Valdez at the Garden Grove Police Department. This abuse allegedly took place in 2015. The victims in both cases knew Valdez through the church.

Valdez became a pastor and is now a pastor at the United States International Mission Church located at 505 South Main Street in Santa Ana, California.

Valdez was sentenced to Orange County jail on numerous pedophilia charges and his bail was set at $ 100,000.00.

Santa Ana Police Department detectives believe there may be more victims. Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact Detective J. Gaeta at (714) 245-8350, [email protected] or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.