Wednesday
October
01
2014
3:43 pm
Weather

  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 

Check out our archive of Dining Guides - Yum!

Former church usher imprisoned for molesting girl
July 26, 2014, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report

Julian Lopez

The former Daly City church who pleaded no contest to inappropriately touching two young girls on separate occasions was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison and ordered to register as a sex offender for life.

Julian Lopez, 69, has credit of 194 days against the term and must serve 85 percent of the remainder.

In 2008, Lopez served at Ministerio Mundial in Daly City when a teen says that, when she was 10, he approached her upstairs where she was doing homework and both kissed and fondled her. The girl said Lopez threatened to harm her parents if she told but she informed her mother who contacted the church pastor. The pastor called a church meeting at which Lopez reportedly confessed and asked forgiveness from some members of the congregation, according to prosecutors.

Lopez was removed as an usher but not the church.

Prosecutors said the girl brought the accusations to police now after having trouble attending the same church as her alleged abuser. The subsequent investigation led to another reported victim who said around the same time in 2008, when she was 13, Lopez also grabbed her twice and touched her inappropriately.

Had Lopez gone to a jury trial, he faced a life sentence if convicted because of the multiple victim allegation.

 

 

Tags: lopez, church,


Other stories from today:

Life sentence for ‘chrome revolver bandit’: Three strikes for man who went on multi-city crime spree
Mosquito fogging scheduled for San Mateo
Government Watch
 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
What do you think of the new statewide plastic bag ban?

It's great, we need to get rid of them
Doesn't matter around here, they are already banned
Don't like it
Hope it starts a nationwide trend
Don't like it, but whatever

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Power restored after vehicle crash causes outage
  San Mateo police are reporting power has been restored after an outage caused by a low-spe..
U.S. stocks drop sharply; Airlines sink
NEW YORK — The stock market sank Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average falling 250 poin..
Secret Service chief resigns after security lapses
WASHINGTON — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday, a day after bitingly critic..
Truck deals help boost U.S. auto sales in September
DETROIT — Big discounts on pickup trucks helped keep U.S. auto sales strong in September. The p..
Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings
HONG KONG — Student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests warned that if the territory's t..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2014 San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County DBA