San Jose pastor accused of child molestation

Associated Press

The Mercury News

November 6, 2008

SAN JOSE, Calif.—A San Jose pastor is under arrest for allegedly molesting a female relative starting at the age of 10.

Fifty-one-year-old Minh Van Nguyen is the senior pastor at the First Vietnamese Alliance Church. He's been held without bail since his arrest on Oct. 2.

The alleged victim, who's now 22, told investigators that the abuse happened over a four-year period at a location away from the church.

San Jose police have not released further details on the case. They say they don't have any evidence suggesting children with the church were abused, but are encouraging anyone with information to contact the department.


Information from: San Jose Mercury News,

SNAP Note: First Vietnamese Evangelical Church in San Jose, California, with Pastor Van Nguyen, is shown as an SBC-affiliated church.