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Las Vegas pastor arrested on lewdness with a minor charge

Updated August 30, 2021 - 9:38 pm

Police are seeking additional victims after a pastor was arrested this month on charges of lewdness with a minor.

Fermin Rangel-Ramos, 52, was detained Aug. 11 and booked into the Clark County Detention Center, according to a Metropolitan Police Department news release.

Rangel-Ramos was the presiding pastor over a church in the 3600 block of Vegas Drive, near Rancho Drive, for more than 20 years, police said.

The Iglesia Centro Cristiano Bethel church is listed at that address. The pastor’s name had been removed from the sign in front of the church as of Monday evening, but remnants of the name “Fermin Rangel” were still visible.

Anyone who may have been a victim of Rangel-Ramos is urged to call the department’s Sex Crimes Unit at 702-828-3421. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Contact Tony Garcia at tgarcia@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0307. Follow @TonyGLVNews on Twitter.

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