UPDATE: According to ROC board member Bill Croxton, former Pastor Geronimo "Pastor G" Aguilar will continue to receive his severance and live in the parsonage until December, as previously agreed upon with the board in June.
ORIGINAL STORY from Sept. 15, 2013:
RICHMOND (WRIC)—Members of the Richmond Outreach Center say the board of directors' acknowledgement of former Pastor Geronimo "Pastor G" Aguilar's sexual misconduct is too little, too late.
"It's disappointing that it took them this long to come forward and acknowledge the information that they had access to," said Nancy Wright, the wife of a former ROC deacon.
Her comments came one day after the ROC released a statement saying: "The Board of Directors became aware of [Aguilar's] multiple extramarital affairs with members of our church and community."
Wright questions the timing of the church's decision to release its statement. "I have no idea what generated that decision, but I'm not impressed with it at all," she said. "I think the damage has been done; the time for integrity was months ago."
Back in May, police in Texas charged Aguilar with seven felony counts, including aggravated sexual assault on two girls. At this time it is unknown whether Aguilar will continue to receive severance benefits from the church. In June, the ROC said it would provide those benefits for six months, including housing, until December.
"I don't know of any employer who would say ‘Hey we know what you've done, but we're going to let you live where you've been living for six months—pay your utilities,'" Wright said.
Aguilar remains free on bond and Texas prosecutors have six months to present their case to a grand jury.
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