by Marvin Hurst / KENS 5
Posted on July 14, 2010 at 8:44 AM
Updated yesterday at 8:44 AM
Ramon Sanchez has asked God to forgive him following an admission he made to San Antonio police, according to the arrest warrant .
Police said the 73-year-old man confessed to molesting a 12-year-old girl at church and lured her with money.
The arrest document explains the alleged incident happened on Jan. 10. The victim alleges Sanchez started giving her money at Kingdom Hall in the 300 block of Price to befriend her. Police said the elderly suspect told the girl she could get money from him when he went to the restroom during church services.
According to the warrant, the young girl followed his instructions that day. Investigators said Sanchez hugged her, kissed her, touched the girl inappropriately and gave her $20 in the restroom area, then returned to church service.
Police said after the crime was reported, Sanchez confessed his actions. He reportedly said it was a moment of weakness. According to the arrest warrant, he claimed he usually prayed to God to help keep thoughts of young girls from reaching his heart. However, this time he did not have time to pray.
He was arrested Tuesday on a charge of indecency with a child-contact. His bond is set at $75,000.