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Martinez Police Department
Friday April 22nd, 2016 :: 09:10 p.m. PDT


Press Release


Martinez, Ca –On Monday, April 18, 2016, Martinez Police Department took a report of a female juvenile that had been sexually assaulted by a 29 year old male over a three year period.

Detectives from Martinez Police and Pleasant Hill Police investigated the allegations which ultimately led to the arrest of 32 year old Fernando Maldonado of Concord, CA. After the arrest several search warrants were served in Concord, Martinez and Pleasant Hill. Maldonado was arrested on numerous counts of sexual assault charges to include unlawful sexual intercourse with a juvenile less than 14 years of age. Maldonado is incarcerated at the Martinez Detention Facility and being held with a $725,000 bail.

 Maldonado is a former Martinez resident and previous minister at Morello Bible Church in Martinez. Maldonado left the Morello Baptist Church and became a minister for the Grace Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill, CA in 2014.

Anyone with information about this case, or similar allegations related to Fernando Maldonado is encouraged to contact Det. Wah, Martinez Police Department at (925) 372-2453

The investigation remains ongoing at this time and the Martinez Police Department will update the media as the investigation permits.



Martinez Police Department
525 Henrietta St
Martinez, CA 94553

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 925-372-3440

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