NC minister facing indecent liberties charge

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have charged a 64-year-old Methodist minister with two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child in connection with an incident involving two young girls.

A statement from police on Tuesday said 64-year-old Orlando Agusto Caldera was arrested after officers were called to Memorial United Methodist Church on Monday evening.

The officers met with the victims and one of the girls’ mothers, and police said they reported that Caldera had inappropriately touched the girls.

The statement said Caldera was interviewed by detectives before charges were filed. Detectives say they have received information about additional potential victims and are currently investigating.

Caldera, an associate minister who works with the church’s Hispanic members, is jailed under $100,000 bond. Jail records don’t indicate whether Caldera has an attorney.

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