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Cicero Police looking for more victims in sex case

Published: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 11:53 a.m. CST

CICERO — Suburban Chicago police say a youth minister is facing charges for sexually assaulting at least six children — and they believe more victims may come forward.

In a news release Wednesday, Cicero Police say Juan David Ferreras is charged with criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of a child, battery and other crimes.

Authorities say the 43-year-old engaged in sexual conduct with at least six juveniles between 9 and 17 while he was a youth minister, photographer and teacher at Sonido De Alabanza Church. They suspect the crimes occurred at the church, his Cicero apartment and camps in Ingleside and Tsikilwa, where he ran youth retreats for the church.

Ferreras is set to appear in bond court Wednesday.

It wasn't immediately clear if he had a lawyer.

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