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O.C. pastor, soccer coach molested 8-year-old girl, police say

October 7, 2011 |  1:52 pm

A pastor and youth soccer coach has been arrested on suspicion of molesting an 8-year-old girl, Huntington Beach police said Friday.  Christopher Olague has been arrested on suspicion of molesting an 8-year-old girl

Christopher Raymond Olague, 39, of Westminster, pastor of Refuge Southland Church in Buena Park, was arrested Wednesday, according a police report.

Olague is accused of molesting a girl he was driving to his house for a playdate with one of his children, according to the report.

Instead, Olague drove to a Huntington Beach park and molested the girl inside his car, police said.

Before driving her home, he gave her $40 and asked her not to tell her parents, police said.

The girl, however, did tell her parents, who called police, according to the report.

Later that afternoon, Huntington Beach and Garden Grove police located Olague and arrested him.

He was booked into Huntington Beach City Jail on suspicion of committing a lewd act on a child under 14 years of age and dissuading a witness.

He posted $100,000 bail; his initial court date is scheduled Nov. 28.

Police said they also contacted Orange County Child Protective Services to ensure the safety of children in Olague’s house.

The Refuge Southland Church website states that Olague, known as Pastor Chris, has five children, and that the church is an affiliate of Refuge Calvary Chapel in Huntington Beach, where Olague and his wife were once on staff.

Telephone calls to the church and the Olague residence were not immediately returned.

Huntington Beach detectives believe that there may be other victims. Anyone with information is asked to call (714) 960-8834 or (714) 536-5988.

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Photo: Christopher Raymond Olague. Credit: Huntington Beach Police Department

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