Man arrested for molesting child at church

FORT PIERCE, FL (WFLX) - A man has been charged with sexually assaulting a young girl at a Ft. Pierce Church.

This after the child's mother reported the alleged crime to police. Ft. Pierce police detectives say the alleged assault took place in 2007.  They have arrested 21-year-old Ivan Maldonado.

Investigators say they became aware of the allegations on August 13 when a woman told them her 10-year-old daughter accused a church member, Maldonado, of assault.

The girl alleges she was sexually assaulted twice at the La Salvacion Al Alcance Church in 2007.

The girl claims one of the assaults took place during a soccer game at the church.

Maldonado has been charged with sexual battery. He is being held at the Indian River County Jail in lieu of a $500,000 bond.

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