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FORT WORTH -- A Virginia pastor was extradited to Texas Friday to face charges he sexually abused two Fort Worth girls under the age of 14 while he was here.

Geronimo Aguilar ran a large church in Richmond, Virginia, called The Richmond Outreach Center and was arrested this week to face justice in Texas. Recent TV news reports in Virginia uncovered a string of alleged inappropriate sexual relationships Aguilar had with young church members.

Those reports led two more adult women to come forward.

"I was about 11 when I had my first encounter with Geronimo that was inappropriate," said one alleged victim, interviewed by WRIC in Richmond, who did not want to be identified.

"I was twelve when we started having sex," the alleged victim said. "And I thought I loved him. I thought I was special to him."

They claim, as young girls, Aguilar sexually assaulted them when he lived in Fort Worth. Fort Worth Police investigated the case and brought these new charges.

Aguilar's attorney declined to comment for this story.

Thursday, Aguilar temporarily stepped down from leading his Virginia church, where many still support him.

Prosecutors want him held without bond. If convicted, he could face life in prison.

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