• Charges dropped against Kissimmee pastor in sex assault case


    KISSIMMEE, Fla. - There are new details in the case of a Kissimmee Pastor accused of inappropriately touching a teenager.

    Channel 9 reported in May that a teenager told police his pastor sexually assaulted him and said the man told him he did it because he was possessed by a demon.

    Alongside his lawyer, the Rev. Angel Perez Nieves told Channel 9's Jorge Estevez how his arrest for sexual battery has changed his life.

    "Me affecto emocionalmente. Me afecto spiritualmente," said Perez Nieves in Spanish, which means the entire ordeal has affected him emotionally and spiritually.

    The accusations came from a 16-year-old who attended the Pentecostal church where Perez Nieves was a pastor.

    At the time, his church, "La Puerta de Salvacion" or "The Door of Salvation," in Kissimmee had more than 125 members but that dropped after the allegations.

     "It hurt and that the pain reached to the depths of my soul," Perez Nieves said to Estevez at his lawyer's office building in downtown Orlando

    The report states during a sleepover the teen told police, "He and Angel shared a bed," and that the pastor touched him inappropriately.

    Perez Nieves' lawyer interrupted when Estevez started questioning him about the police report and said they would not talk about the allegations.

    But Perez Nieves told Estevez church members have attended parties at his house but no one has stayed over. Perez Nieves also denied ever saying he was possessed by a demon and that is why he acted inappropriately.

    Perez Nieves said he never made the demon remark and he has no idea where it came from.

    Perez Nieves said before the allegations his church had 125 members. After the news broke, he was left with less than 40.

    Right now, he has about 80 members but has not ruled out leaving central Florida for a fresh start.

    No charges will be filed against the teenager.

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