Friday
November
28
2014
7:37 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
 
 
 
 
Pastor pleads not guilty to molesting girl
August 20, 2014, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report

Venije Singkoh

A Daly City man who serves as pastor of a San Francisco church pleaded not guilty Tuesday to three counts of child molestation for allegedly placing a girl on his lap and kissing her improperly.

Venije Cornelis Singkoh, 69, waived his right to a speedy prosecution in the case and returns to court Sept. 24 for a preliminary hearing on the evidence. Meanwhile, he remains in custody on $300,000 bail.

Daly City police arrested Singkoh earlier this month at home after an investigation into the allegations.

Singkoh is a pastor at the Indonesian Pentecostal Foursquare Church at 378 18th Ave. in San Francisco’s Richmond District.

Between Jan. 1, 2013, and Feb. 7, 2014, the girl told her parents, Singkoh touched her improperly. A church meeting was called with the parents, Singkoh and several church members to confront him. Singkoh denied the claims and said it was an “accident,” District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

Child Protective Services was notified and it in turn contacted Daly City police.

 

 

Tags: singkoh, church,


Other stories from today:

Conservation plans vary: Patchwork of mandates aim to curb water use in San Mateo County
Plane in fatal crash belongs to Redwood City man
Government Watch
 

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


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
How are you doing on your holiday shopping?

All done
Not even started
I'm in line right now
Got a list completed
Won't do it until the last minute

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2014 San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County obituaries