Church usher accused of child sex assaults in L.A.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles police have arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting children he met while working as an usher at a Jehovah’s Witness church.

Police announced 34-year-old Marcelo Alonso Lozano’s arrest Friday, but didn’t say how many children have accused him.

For six years, Lozano was an usher at Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in Sun Valley.

Police say he used his position to initiate relationships with victims and their families.

The known victims range in age from eight to fifteen years old at the time of the alleged assaults.

Lozano was arrested July 29. Authorities are seeking to speak with anyone with additional information.

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