By CBS13 Staff

STOCKTON (CBS13) — A Stockton non-profit organization has announced it will be closing after the arrest of its founder last month.

Sammy Nunez is a prominent Stockton civic leader and the found of Fathers & Families of San Joaquin. The organization, which has been around for nearly two decades, had recently been helping families with funeral expenses for loved ones lost to COVID-19.

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However, back in May, Nunez was arrested and charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child under the age of 10.

The organization announced Nunez was no longer employed by them after the arrest. They also stated that they were committed to continuing their mission.

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But, on Monday, Fathers & Families revealed that the situation has forced them to cease operations.

“The healing process will be long, but the vision that the organization began must live on,” Fathers & Families stated.

The organization said millions of dollars in fund and partnerships had been terminated after Nunez’s arrest.

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While they are winding down operations, Fathers & Families noted that they are looking into the possibility of moving their most critical services to other non-profits in the area.