Pastor Arrested For Child Sex Abuse Hours Before Minnesota Rock Concert

An Iowa pastor who was arrested hours before he was set to perform at a Minnesota Christian music festival is accused of inappropriately touching two young girls.

According to the Daily Mail, 44-year-old Emanuel Rodriguez from Iowa is accused of inappropriately touching two girls ages 11 and 12 in January 2017 and May 2019 at his former homes in Omaha, Nebraska.

Several children also reportedly claimed Rodriguez would "touch them inappropriately" as they watched movies on a couch at his home, and a 16-year-old girl claims he sent inappropriate messages and images to her on Instagram and Snapchat.

He was taken into custody at Carlton County Jail in Minnesota before his group was set to play the Wood City Music Festival in Duluth.

Rodriguez, who is listed as a pastor at Calvary Assembly of God Church in Council Bluffs, Iowa, faces charges on two counts of third-degree sexual assault of a child.

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