Pelayo, a pastor at Iglesia Apostolica Monte de Horeb in South Los Angeles, allegedly had relations with the teen between July 1 and Aug. 20.
Pelayo owns several properties throughout the L.A. area, and he possibly used some of those locations to commit the alleged crimes, according to LAPD Capt. Fabian Lizarraga.
Pelayo has been charged with six felony counts, including lewd act upon a child and unlawful sexual intercourse. He is free after posting $140,000 bail.
If convicted, he faces up to four years and four months in prison.
Detectives believe there may be additional victims. Anyone with information is urged to call police at (877) LAPD-24-7.
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