.

Church Pastor Arrested on Child Rape Charges

The Riverside County inmate booking log show the Perris man was charged with rape, oral copulation with a person under 16, and sexual penetration by force.

Jerome Anthony Clay Sr./ Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff's Department
Jerome Anthony Clay Sr./ Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff's Department

The pastor of a Perris church has been arrested and charged with rape and other sexual crimes, authorities say.

Jerome Anthony Clay Sr., 41, described on the church's website as senior pastor at the Compassion Church, was arrested at his home in Perris Thursday morning, said Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Glenn Williams.

The Riverside County inmate booking log said Clay was charged with rape, oral copulation with a person under 16, and sexual penetration by force. He was scheduled to appear in court in Riverside March 17, with bail set at $110,000 for each of the charges for a total of $330,000.

Williams said Sheriff's investigators believed Clay has assaulted other victims and urged them to contact law enforcement. He said anyone with information to relay regarding Clay should contact Investigator Barajas of the Perris Police Department at (951) 210-1044.

The Compassion Church website said it was affiliated with the Sun City Foursquare Church. Clay described himself on the Foursquare Church website as having served the church for 10 years.


–City News Service.

rubberband March 19, 2014 at 05:09 PM
LOL...........http://www.digdang.com/media/images/mr_potato_face_3939.jpg
rubberband March 19, 2014 at 07:59 PM
Let the healing begin. Don't start spud hatin'. You know that would make you a tater hater, right?
Jeremiah March 19, 2014 at 10:45 PM
Since I am a father, would that be pater tater hater? **** Jeremiah
rubberband March 19, 2014 at 10:50 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAA! O Man I snarfed coffee. And if I wanted to say goodbye to you i'd say: "Later, pater tater hater." .............. Stop that rhyming and i mean it!
Jeremiah March 19, 2014 at 11:17 PM
You win! **** Jeremiah

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »