TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Preacher Charged with Sex Crimes
Date of News Release: 06/14/2010
(Columbia, Ky.) -- 42-year-old Carlos Mendez-Almendra Cane Valley Road in Columbia has been indicted in Taylor and Adair Counties for sex crimes. Mendez-Almendra was indicted by the Taylor County Grand Jury for First Degree Sexual Abuse and Intimidating a Witness and by the Adair County Grand Jury for First Degree Rape and Sexual misconduct in related cases.
The investigation is on-going and the indictments are the result of complaints filed in mid April of this year. Mendez-Almendra was the preacher at a Spanish speaking church, Apostoles Prophetas, on Ky 531 in Adair County. The church has been closed. Detective B.J. Burton is investigating.