Pastor of east Columbus church charged with sexually assaulting young girls


Pastor Guillermo Quintanilla is behind bars, facing charges of sexually assaulting three young girls in the church.

Quintanilla, 47, is a pastor at El Shadai Church of God on South Hamilton Road. He was charged with rape, sexual battery, and two counts of gross sexual imposition.

According to court documents, investigators say a mom reported in June Quintanilla had molested her daughter. She told them it happened a couple of times a week over a four year time span, starting when the girl was just eight years old.

Police say when they began investigating, two other victims came forward accusing Quintanilla. Court documents show the girls said the assaults started when they were as young as six and eight years old. All of the girls attend the church.

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