San Jose Pastor Arrested on Charges of Molesting Relative

By Lisa Fernandez
San Jose Mercury News

November 6, 2008

A longtime Vietnamese pastor was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a female relative starting when she was 10 years old, according to San Jose police.

The alleged abuse continued until the girl was 14. She is now 22 years old.

Police arrested Minh Van Nguyen, 51, senior pastor of the First Vietnamese Alliance Church at 102 S. 21st St. in San Jose, on Oct. 2 on charges of child molestation. He has held that church position since 1998.

He is being held without bail in Santa Clara County jail.


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