Miami Church Guitarist Accused Of Molesting Young Girls In Church Van

Authorities said a 43-year-old Miami church guitarist has been arrested after allegedly molesting five children in a church van.

Reniero Rodriguez faces multiple counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child.

An arrest warrant says Rodriguez molested five children between the ages of 6 and 10 last year while he was on the church van that was used to take parishioners to and from their homes.

The daughter of the church pastor told Miami police officials that she saw two girls "twerking" in August 2017 and asked them where they learned to dance like that. The girls, ages 6 and 7, told her that Rodriguez "would make them dance at the church in this way." 

The girls also said that Rodriguez "touched them on their private parts" when he was in the church van with them.

According to the warrant, the pastor and his daughter alerted authorities and then confronted Rodriguez about it, telling him he was no longer welcome at the church.

Parents of the children told authorities that Rodriguez was a guitarist for the church and was trusted by parishioners, according to the arrest warrant. 

A warrant for his arrest was issued last year, but Rodriguez wasn't taken into custody until Monday.

Rodriguez was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, where he was being held without bond.

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