September 18, 2019
An alleged victim of former Anglican priest Jesus Antonio Castaneda Serna testified Wednesday that the church leader sexually assaulted him under the pretense of getting rid of a curse.
Serna, who headed the Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe church in Fresno, is charged with 18 counts of felony sexual battery involving multiple adult male members of his church.
Serna was arrested in February and is out on bond. His preliminary hearing began Wednesday in Judge Jane Cardoza’s courtoom.
The 51-year-old cleric sat quietly with his head mostly down as one