Church Pastor Accused Of Child Molestation

CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. (CBS13) — The head pastor of a local church has been arrested for multiple counts of sexually molesting children, according to authorities.

The Citrus Heights Police Department said 48-year-old Tom Daniels was arrested on a warrant for felony charges of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 and engaging in three or more acts of sexual conduct with a child.

Daniels is the head pastor of the First Baptist Church of Rio Linda and also has been employed as a foster parent and day care provider.

Daniels is being held at the Sacramento County Main Jail on $6,000,000 bail.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Lieutenant Ray Bechler at the Citrus Heights Police Department at (916) 727-5500.

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