Bond set at $500,000 for pastor charged with sexual assaults

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Bond was set at $500,000 Friday for Emanuel Rodriguez, the pastor of a Council Bluffs church, who is charged with sexually assaulting two young children.

Rodriguez, 44, was arrested in Minnesota on a felony warrant from that originated with Omaha police.

Investigators with Project Harmony interviewed several children in connection with allegations that Rodriguez would touch them inappropriately while they watched a movie on a couch together at his home. Two other girls described similar incidents.

Investigators filed two counts of Third Degree Sexual Assault of a Child.

Rodiguez is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on September 17th.

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