Sex as­sault vic­tims urged to come for­ward

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Front Page -

EL MONTE (CNS) — Au­thor­i­ties are urg­ing peo­ple to con­tact them if they or some­one they know was a vic­tim of a church vol­un­teer charged with com­mit­ting crimes that in­clude in­ap­pro­pri­ately touch­ing teenage boys.

Matthew Ale­jos, 27, was ar­rested on Nov. 6, 2018, and was be­ing held on $700,000 bail, ac­cord­ing to the Los An­ge­les County Sher­iff’s De­part­ment.

Ale­jos was a vol­un­teer with the young adult min­istry at Cal­vary Chapel El Monte from 2013 un­til his ar­rest. He also was em­ployed as a camp su­per­vi­sor by the El Monte Union High School District from May 2011 un­til his ar­rest, the sher­iff’s de­part­ment said.

At the time of his ar­rest, Ale­jos was as­signed to the Rose­mead Adult School cam­pus. He also was as­signed to El Monte High School and Rose­mead High School in the past.

“Dur­ing his time as

avol­un­teer and as a se­cu­rity of­fi­cer, Mr. Ale­jos would be­friend young boys, gain their trust, and at times, have in­ap­pro­pri­ate con­tact with them,” a sher­iff’s state­ment said. “He had ac­cess to nu­mer­ous un­known chil­dren over the last five years at the church and dur­ing the time of his em­ploy­ment with the school district.”

Two days af­ter his ar­rest, the Pomona District At­tor­ney’s of­fice filed six felony counts against Ale­jos.

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