Bishop arrested in drugs, sex abuse case

CORONA, Calif. Riverside County Sheriff's Sgt. Dennis Gutierrez says 51-year-old Anthony Garduno was arrested Tuesday after investigators found evidence he was selling drugs from his Christian church.

Gutierrez says authorities searched the Garduno's Our Lady of Tepeyac church near Corona after a man claimed he had been sexually assaulted by the bishop when he was 17-years-old. The man, whose name was not released, also accused Garduno of selling drugs.

Garduno survived a shooting at the church in September. Gutierrez says authorities now suspect thieves targeted Garduno because they believed he had drug cash.

A message was left Wednesday at the church seeking comment.

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