ST. GEORGE, UT – On November 19, police arrested Juan Ubaldo Guerra, 56, following an investigation which began three months earlier, after receiving reports that the suspect had molested multiple young girls.
Two of the victims were between the ages of 5 and 6, when the abuse occurred.
All of the incidents are said to have taken place on the way to Living Waters Church. Guerra would sit in the back of the bus and molest the young girls, according to court documents.
The St. George News reported:
Interviews were conducted with girls at the Children’s Justice Center. One of the girls, who was 11 or 12 when the abuse reportedly took place, told officers that a man known only as “Ubaldo,” the suspect’s middle name, would inappropriately touch the child while traveling in a church van.
According to the report, the girl also told police the suspect would force the child to perform other sexual acts while riding to church, and said she was abused by the suspect “many times.”
She also disclosed that Guerra would threaten her, saying if she told anyone about the abuse, that he “would do the same thing to her sister,” a threat the suspect would allegedly use on both children, the report states.
Guerra has been charged with five counts of sexual abuse of a child, and is currently being held at the Purgatory Correctional Facility on an ICE detainer.
*Guerra is a Guatemalan national, and despite being in the country illegally, he was working at the time of his arrest.