Miami church van driver charged with 9 counts of child molestation

MIAMI (WSVN) - A church van driver has been arrested and charged with molesting several children.

Police arrested 43-year-old Reniero Rodriguez, charging him with eight counts of lewd and lascivious molestation against a child under the age of 12, and one count of lewd and lascivious conduct against a child under the age of 16.

Rodriguez would drive the van for a Ministerio Evangelistico Church, located at 7175 NW 7th Avenue in Miami. Investigators said he would prey on children who rode the bus.

According to an arrest form read during Rodriguez’s bond court hearing, the pastor’s daughter spoke up in 2017 after she saw two young girls dancing in a church van. The two girls, then aged 6 and 7 years old, said Rodriguez touched them while in the van.

Rodriguez is currently being held without bond.

Police are asking anyone with information or anyone who may have been a victim to contact the Miami Police Department’s Special Victims Unit at (305) 603-6300.

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