Kristen Weaver

Church Pastor Arrested for Sexual Assault of 8-Year-Old Girl

A Mansfield church pastor has been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in the church he worked for, Mansfield police said. 

Mansfield police arrested Jose Luis Pizarro, 40, for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. Police said the crime reportedly took place at the Iglesia de Dios Nuevo Amanecer, the church Pizarro worked for, in May 2016.

The 8-year-old girl “made an outcry that she had been inappropriately touched,” according to Mansfield police.

Pizarro is being held on a $500,000 bond in the Mansfield Jail. Detectives are still investigating and gathering more information.

Mansfield police ask anyone with information or tips to call the department at 817- 473-0211. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County at 817-469-8477, or visit

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