The Delta Police Department arrested Jeremias Quintero, 42, last week for sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, a class 3 felony. Quintero is being held on $60,000 bond.
Lead investigator James Nunn, a detective with the Delta Police Department, filed an affidavit in court stating Quintero was the pastor of churches in Delta, Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction. The affidavit alleges Quintero inappropriately touched a 14-year-old boy who attended his church "on several occasions." The teen lives in New Castle but occasionally spent weekends with Quintero, returning home after church services on Sunday. His mother accompanied the teen to the police department after she found several inappropriate Facebook messages from Quintero on her son's computer.
After further investigation, a search warrant was obtained for Quintero's residence at 1113 Ray Place in Delta. Detective James Nunn and Detective Sgt. James Birely found the set-up to be as described by the teen. Quintero was arrested Nov. 14. He admitted no wrongdoing during an interview with investigating officers and said the Facebook messages were sent as a joke. The messages were sent from Glenwood Apostolic, an account that has since been closed, according to the DPD.blog comments powered by Disqus