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38-year-old Pastor Arrested for Sexual Assault

October 16, 2007 00:00



On Monday, October 15, 2007, detectives from the Portland Police Bureau Sexual Assault Detail arrested 38-year-old Sergio Alvarizares on one count of Rape in the First Degree, two counts of Attempted Rape in the First Degree and ten counts of Sex Abuse in the First Degree after a two week investigation involving eight victims associated with a church known as, “Father’s House” located at 1725 Northeast Alberta Street.

The investigation began on September 30, 2007, when Northeast Precinct officers were called to the Father’s House on a disturbance call. Officers arrived and learned that several members of the church were arguing with the suspect about allegations of improper sexual contact. Later that night six women, who did not live in Portland, called the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office to report a sexual assault. Because the crimes occurred in Portland, the Portland Police Bureau Sexual Assault Detail conducted the investigation.

During the investigation, detectives identified two additional victims. Evidence was presented to a Multnomah County Grand Jury who returned an indictment. After a warrant was issued, detectives arrested the suspect at his home in Ridgefield, Washington. The church, Father’s House, primarily focuses on serving Portland’s Spanish speaking population. The suspect also has a web site located at

Detectives are currently seeking anyone with additional information in this ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jeff Sharp at (503) 823-0453.



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