Daly City Pastor Arrested on Suspicion of Lewd Acts with a Child

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    A 69-year-old pastor has been arrested Tuesday on suspicion of lewd acts with a minor, police said.

    A 69-year-old pastor has been arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a minor, police said.

    Detectives from the Daly City Police Department arrested Ventje Cornelis Singkoh just before 8 a.m. Tuesday.

    Singkoh, a Daly City resident, is listed as the senior pastor for the Indonesian Pentecostal Foursquare Church, located at 18th Street and Geary Boulevard in San Francisco.

    In addition, Singkoh held services at the Golden Gate Christian Church in San Francisco, the First Presbyterian Church in Concord and at his residence in Daly City.

    Detectives said the victim is under 12 years old and was attending a church event at the Singkoh's home during the alleged crimes. Singkoh faces three counts of lewd acts with a child, officials said. He is being held at the San Mateo jail on $300,000 bail.

    Anyone with information on other possible incidents is urged to contact the Daly City Police Detective Ron Harrison at 650-991-8175.