A pastor and youth soccer coach has pleaded not guilty to charges that he molested an 8-year-old Huntington Beach girl and possessed child pornography.
Christopher Raymond Olague, 39, of Westminster was arrested by Huntington Beach police in October after the mother of the girl reported the alleged molestation.
Olague allegedly picked up the girl Oct. 5 for a play date at a park with one of his daughters. Instead, he took her to the parking lot of a grocery store and molested her, Huntington Beach Police Lt. Russell Reinhart said.
When the girl began crying, Olague allegedly gave her $40 and told her not to tell her parents, Reinhart said. The girl told her mother.
Olague posted $100,000 bail and was released from custody.
Police later discovered the child pornography, which included thousands of images, and re-arrested him Nov. 23, Reinhart said.
He's being held in lieu of $1-million bail, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.
Olague entered his plea Tuesday.
Before his arrest, Olague worked as a pastor at Refuge Southland Church in Buena Park and coached AYSO soccer.
He is charged with two felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14, felony kidnapping for molestation, attempting to dissuade a witness, using a minor for sex acts, and possession of child pornography. He has a sentencing enhancement for kidnapping in the commission of a sexual assault and lewd acts against multiple victims, prosecutors said.
He faces a maximum sentence of 30 years to life in prison, with an additional 13 years and four months if convicted.
A call to Refuge Southland Church was not returned last week.