Prosecutors: NJ pastor made teens tape sex acts

(AP) - Union County prosecutors say the pastorof a Newark church and one of his congregants forced teenage girlsto videotape them engaged in sexual acts at a motel.

The Rev. Moises Cotto, a 55-year-old East Orange resident wholeads the Congregation of Yahweh Templo El Candelero in Newark, and37-year-old Brenda Pabon of Middlesex County both face kidnappingand child endangerment charges.

Cotto also was charged with aggravated assault and attemptedaggravated sexual assault.

Prosecutors say Cotto and Pabon began an affair after she soughtcounseling from Cotto.

Cotto was being held Wednesday on $1.3 million bail at the UnionCounty Jail, while Pabon was being held on $750,000 bail.Prosecutors were not sure if either had retained a lawyer.

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