Flood Warning issued September 21 at 8:56PM EDT expiring September 26 at 2:00PM EDT in effect for: Hillsborough
The pastor of a Brandon church arrested on charges of sexually molesting three people, including two underage girls will remain in jail.
During a hearing on Wednesday, Francisco Rios, 44, pleaded not guilty. The judge also ordered Rios remain in custody until an April 21 bond hearing.
Rios is the pastor at the Case De Amor church and was arrested by Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies at his home last week.
The victims, all females aged 12, 17, and 43, claimed they were touched inappropriately by Rios, with some of the cases dating back to 2011.
The adult victim said Rios could cure her medical condition by touching her, while the younger victims said the pastor told them not to tell anyone because he could get into trouble.
Sheriff's officials said their investigation into the case is continuing as they look into the possibility the three victims aren't the only ones.