A former head usher at a church in Daly City has pleaded no
contest to felony child molestation charges, San Mateo County prosecutors
Julian Lopez, 69, of San Mateo, entered the plea on Friday and
faces up to eight years in prison when he is sentenced on July 25.
Lopez was the head usher at Ministerios Mundial in 2008, when
prosecutors said he allegedly molested a 10-year-old girl and threatened to
harm her parents if she told anyone.
The victim told her mother, who notified church officials.
apparently confessed to the misdeed and was removed as usher, but stayed in
the church and police were not notified, prosecutors said.
The victim later reported the incident to police and investigators
eventually found a second victim who was also molested in 2008, according to the
district attorney's office.
Lopez faced a possible sentence of life in prison before accepting
the plea deal Friday. He remains in custody on no-bail status, prosecutors