A former Las Vegas pastor has entered into a plea agreement that will require him to serve at least a year in prison after his congregation confronted him with accusations of sexual abuse and forced him out.
The 8 News Now I-Team reported in September that Fermin Rangel-Ramos was confronted by families in his congregation in April 2021, and his name was scrubbed from a sign outside the church. He was arrested in late August, facing five charges at the time. His plea deal allows him to avoid prosecution on three of those charges.
Police said the allegations were reported the day after about 11 girls, all between the ages of 15 and 23 at the time, stood up and confronted Rangel-Ramos one at a time at the church. He initially denied the accusations, but after the girls spoke he agreed to leave the church. He was arrested the next day.
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