La Luz del Mundo church leader charged with child rape in US

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California – The leader of an international religious organisation is being held in the US on charges of human trafficking, child rape and other felonies.

Naasón Joaquín García, who heads La Luz del Mundo (The Light of the World) church, was detained at Los Angeles airport, California prosecutors said.

Mr García, known as “the Apostle” among his followers, and his three female co-defendants are facing 26 charges.

La Luz del Mundo said it was confident Mr García would be proven innocent.

The organisation, which has headquarters in Mexico, says it has baptised more than five million people around the globe.

SOURCE: BBC News

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