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Thursday, March 09, 2006                                                                                       View Comments

Pastor arrested for indecency with a child

For the second time in one week and a third time overall an Austin, TX pastor was accused of indecency with a child.

A warrant was issued Wednesday morning for Rodolfo Sosa, 48, after the allegations were made.

He was charged with fondling a 12 year-old-boy who lived in the apartment complex where Sosa worked as a maintenance man in March 2005. The boy was afraid to talk to investigators so the case was suspended.

In February Sosa was charged with indecency against two other boys. After investigating those incidents, police re-opened the 2005 case, re-interviewed the first victim, and filed the new charge.

Police say Sosa is a pastor at the nondenominational Ciudad del Refugio church in South Austin.

Sosa was free on bond when he was arrested on the latest charge. Bond in this case was set at $100,000.

If convicted, Sosa could spend up to 20 years in prison.

If you have any information that can help the police, call the APD Child Abuse Unit at (512) 974-6880.