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Jersey Pastor Forced Teens to Make Sex Tape at Motel, Say Prosecutors

Rev. Moises Cotto (Union County Prosecutor's Office)
ELIZABETH, N.J. (CBS/AP) The pastor of a Newark church and one of his congregants forced teenage girls to make a videotape them engaging in sex acts at a motel, according to Union County prosecutors.

The Rev. Moises Cotto, a 55-year-old East Orange resident who leads the Congregation of Yahweh Temple El Candelero in Newark, and 37-year-old Brenda Pabon of Middlesex County,both face kidnapping and child endangerment charges.

Cotto is also charged with aggravated assault and attempted aggravated sexual assault.

Prosecutors say Cotto and Pabon began an affair after she sought counseling from the pastor.

Cotto was being held Wednesday on $1.3 million bail at the Union County Jail, while Pabon was being held on $750,000 bail.


  • Edecio Martinez

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