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Mansfield pastor accused of sexually assaulting 8-year-old girl

Jose Luis Pizarro is pastor of Iglesia de Dios Nuevo Amanecer in Mansfield.
Jose Luis Pizarro is pastor of Iglesia de Dios Nuevo Amanecer in Mansfield. Google Maps

The pastor of a Mansfield church has been jailed, accused of inappropriately touching an 8-year-old congregation member.

Jose Luis Pizarro, 40, faces a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Pizarro, pastor of Iglesia de Dios Nuevo Amanecer, is being held in the Mansfield Jail with bail set at $500,000.

According to a Mansfield police new release, police began investigating the case on Tuesday after receiving information that the 8-year-old girl had made an outcry about the alleged abuse.

The release states that the inappropriate touching is alleged to have occurred in May at the church, 1011 North St.

Detectives are continuing their investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to call police at 817-473-0211.

Information can also be given anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477 or at their website, www.469.tips.com.

Deanna Boyd: 817-390-7655, @deannaboyd

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