Pastor Offered ‘Cleansing Process’ to 17-Year-Old Girl; Is Sentenced to 10 Years for Sexually Coercing Minor

Pastor Cesar Guerrero

The Pastor of an Ohio church found himself in trouble when his special brand of ministering caused his arrest and conviction on a federal charge of sexually coercing a minor female. He was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison.

According to court documents, media reports, various sources, and analysis, this is the story:

Pastor Cesar Agusto Guerrero Jr., 43, was tending to his flock at the Mision Cristiana el Calvario Church, in Sharonville, a town not far from Cincinnati, when a 17-year-old girl who attended his church caught his attention. He learned she was molested as a child in her native Guatemala.

Eager to minister to the needs of his parishioners, the Pastor contacted the 17-year-old through Facebook Messenger and told her about a  dream he had of her dressed in white and walking in a dark place.

God had spoken to him, he said, and it was revealed that the only way to get out of the dark place was for her to undergo a spiritual “cleansing process.”
After citing Bible verses that he said showed this cleansing was necessary, Pastor Guerrero told her he wanted a preliminary examination — which is why she needed to be nude when she made the video call with him.

To ensure he could cleanse her fully, he said he also needed to see photos of her genitalia.

On the day appointed, which was in July 2019, the teen met with Pastor Guerrero alone at his office in the church.

The Pastor began the cleansing with a process, he said, that would “free her mouth.” Dropping his clerical pants, the Pastor told the teen to perform fellatio on him in order to effect the cleansing. While she was engaged in this, the Pastor quoted Bible scriptures and offered prayers.

After freeing her mouth, he told the girl that a more intense cleansing was to follow, which was the cleansing of her vagina.

The teen must have been concerned that what she was doing was not righteous or holy but possibly the act of having sex with a man old enough to be her father, who was also her pastor, and inside her own church.

Pastor Guerrero assured her that God had told him it was necessary. To disobey was disobeying God Himself.

The girl complied. After concluding the session, the Pastor realized another cleansing would be required. The teen girl was told to come back for a second time, which she did about two weeks later, where the Pastor ministered to her in similar fashion.

It was about a year later when police showed up to question the Pastor about the 17-year-old girl.

It is not known if God told Pastor Guerrero not to contact a lawyer before answering questions from the police, but he did answer their questions and he made a confession.

A few days later, information was presented to officials with the FBI and Sharonville Police about a second teenager who had been ministered to by Pastor Guerrero, beginning when she was 14.

The Pastor told the child to demonstrate how she kissed her boyfriend. Then he told her that if she was a true child of God she would obey him, for Gold commanded that she should have sexual contact with him.

In a plea deal, Pastor Guerrero pleaded guilty to a charge of coercion and enticement. The statutory penalty is a prison term of at least 10 years and up to life, plus supervised release of at least five years, and a $250,000 fine. Pastor Guerrero got the minimum possible sentence.

US Magistrate Judge Karen L. Litkovitz, who presided at the arraignment, denied the Pastor bail and, as of this date, the pastor has more than a year of time served. With good behavior, he could be released from custody sometime in 2028.
God willing, he will be fully cleansed by then.
Photo courtesy WCPO-TV. Pedo Pastor Cesar A. Guerrero [r] at his arraignment in Hamilton County. The case was later transferred to federal court.

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  • Is there an organized religion that doesn’t contain clerics that ‘cleanse’ the unruly spirit of unprotected girls via blow jobs or at the very least a hand job? Boys too, of course.

  • 19 “Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
    20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
    21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
    22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
    23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matthew 7:19-23 KJV)

    Hellfire is for those who claim to serve Jesus Christ while their works reveal they actually behave anti-Christian, which means against and also ” instead of Christ”. The false pastor in this article obviously played god as his “commands” had to be obeyed by the girl(s). This is absolutely disgusting! 🤢

    Matthew chapter 18 verse 6 refers to the pastor/priest/teacher/preacher who abuses Christian believers who are not yet spiritually mature (i.e. “the little ones”). These can be more easily led astray than mature believers who see through devilish deceptive devices. Of course, the little ones include minors!

    As for Vanguard who, as far as I know, never claimed to serve Jesus Christ, Matthew chapter 18 verse 7 seems to be more appropriate. He already got sentenced for life. However, if he does not repent… woe to him also.

    “20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
    23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!” (Isaiah 5:20-22, 23 KJV)

  • To Everyone:

    Will Suneel, The NXIVM 5, or any other Keith Raniere supporter please explain how this criminal story differs from Kieth Raniere’s alleged crimes.

    Is there a dichotomy of sorts that exists between Keith and Guerrero?

    You can take my question as genuine, flippant, condescending, patronizing, or whatever you want. No matter what, the question is relevant because all of you want people to understand Keith Raniere’s side of things.

    Can you please explain the difference between the criminal cases of Keith and Guerrero?


      • Oh, Lord, please let Pastor Guerrero and Vaguard Raniere meet in USP Tuscon so that they may develop a deep relationship one within the other. Deeper, ever deeper, so that Pastor Guerrero might cleanse Vanguard Raniere of his sins, provide his mouth the taste of Truth and see the Blue Light.


    • Matthew 18 [ King James Version]

      18 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

      2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,

      3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

      4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

      5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

      6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

      7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!

      8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.

      9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.

      10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

      11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

      12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?

      13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.

      14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

      15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

      16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

      17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

      18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

      19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

      20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

      21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

      22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

      23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.

      24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.

      25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

      26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

      27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.

      28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.

      29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

      30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.

      31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.

      32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:

      33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?

      34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.

      35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

  • “He learned she was molested as a child in her native Guatemala.”

    Pedophiles frequently target children who have already been molested or who come from troubled families.
    Pedophiles are predators.

    In a similar story Barack Obama’s favorite Catholic priest Father Michael Pfleger has been suspended for accusations of child abuse made by two men who claimed Pfleger abused them 40 years ago when he was a young priest.
    The boys were about 13 years old at the time.

    Father Michael Pfleger Faces Allegation Of Sexual Abuse Of Minor From More Than 40 Years Ago

    CHICAGO (CBS) — Father Michael Pfleger is stepping away from St. Sabina due to a sexual abuse allegation of a minor more than 40 years ago.

    Pfleger is said to be cooperating in the investigation, according to a letter from Cardinal Blase Cupich.

    In a letter to St. Sabina parishioners, Cupich wrote: “I write to share some difficult news about your senior pastor, Father Michael Pfleger. I have asked Father Pfleger to step aside from ministry following … an allegation of sexual abuse more than 40 years ago.”

    Pfleger has long been a vocal priest – advocating for the underprivileged and against violent across Chicago. He has also stirred up controversy – in 2008, he was suspended for mocking Hillary Clinton as she ran against Barack Obama in the Democratic presidential primary.

    Here is a classic 2008 video of Father Pfleger mocking Hillary Clinton at Obama’s Chicago church.

    Father Michael Pfleger mocks Hillary

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Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

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