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Maryland pastor tells the young girl the demons in her, provoked him to try to rape her: police

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A Maryland pastor, was on Saturday arrested after an alleged attempted rape of a young girl who, in January, while she was a member of the church, according to police.

Octavio Cantarero, 42, of Gaithersburg, Md., reportedly told the little demons inside her had provoked him to commit the offence.

Cantarero had been charged with attempted second-degree rape and other serious sexual offences against a minor person is, with regard to the alleged incident at the Pentecostal Principe De Paz Church, where he is a pastor, Montgomery County Police said in a statement.

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Octavio Cantarero, 42, of Gaithersburg, Md., it is accused of the attempted rape of a young girl who was staying in a room at the church.
(Montgomery County Police)

The police said Cantarero, told the minor female victim, whose age was not released, is that they are too young to live alone”, and they gave her a room to stay in the church after meeting for the first time.

The priest then allegedly took the girl to the church on Jan. 16, and left her in a room with a bed, where he is reported to have said that the two of them would spend the night. The girl reportedly said that she woke up in the Cantarero is trying to rape her, but she resisted. The police said that the pastor asked the girl not to tell anyone and offered to pay for her clothing, rent and school.

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The victim reported the alleged incident to the police in May, which has a Special Victims Section investigations of the department. The police have issued a warrant of arrest against the Cantarero’s arrest on Sept. 16, before he turned himself in on Saturday. He is being held without bond.

Police are asking for anyone who believes that he or someone else will be the victim of Cantarero in order to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.

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