Florida Youth Pastor Used Threat Of ICE Deportation To Force Sex With Child

Courtesy Of Broward County Sheriff's Office

The pastor, 38, threatened to turn in the girl,15, and her family if she didn’t acquiesce to his sexual demands.

According to Ocala, a south Florida youth pastor coerced a girl into having sex with him by threatening her family with deportation. The pastor was arrested on Thursday.

Luis Clarke, 38, assaulted the 15 year old girl throughout six months in 2016 and 2017 while he was a youth pastor at Abrazo tu Sueno Church in Pembroke Pines.

Clarke faces 20 counts of sexual battery, 2 counts of false imprisonment, sexual performance by a child and lewd and lascivious exhibition, according to Pembroke Pines authorities.

Police Captain Al Xiques reported that once, Clarke forced a 15 year old boy to watch as he assaulted the girl. The boy told the police about the incident on April 3.

Clarke has already admitted to two sexual encounters with the 15 year old girl.

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