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Pastor arrested in sex abuse case dies in fall at national park
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Pastor arrested in sex abuse case dies in fall at national park

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - A Porterville minister accused of sexually abusing two teenage parishioners fell 400 feet to his death at Moro Rock, a National Park Service official said Monday.

The Rev. Santos Teixeira's fall Sunday was under "uncertain circumstances," requiring the Park Service to notify the FBI of its investigation, said Alexandra Picavet, a Sequoia National Park spokeswoman.

Picavet said park investigators have yet to determine the manner of death and cautioned it was standard procedure to notify the FBI about the case, which occurred on federal land.

Teixeira, 56, fell to his death late Sunday afternoon from the summit of Moro Rock, a 6,500-foot-tall granite dome. Picavet said a person believed to be a parishioner and other bystanders were in the area, adding those eyewitnesses have been interviewed.


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  -Pastor arrested in sex abuse case dies in fall at national park IanDB1  Nov-26-05 08:51 PM   #0 
  - I was thinking the Hand of God but that would be wrong.n/t  buzzard   Nov-26-05 08:54 PM   #1 
  - He may have been smote.  mr_hat   Nov-26-05 08:57 PM   #4 
     - No, that would be "smitten," not "smote."  Redstone   Nov-26-05 10:18 PM   #10 
        - Smited? n/t  Crunchy Frog   Nov-26-05 10:23 PM   #12 
        - He was smote for acting on his smitteness, I reckon.  mr_hat   Nov-27-05 09:57 AM   #14 
  - ....a fall from grace?  1620rock   Nov-26-05 08:55 PM   #2 
  - Who pushed him? Well,  babylonsister   Nov-26-05 08:56 PM   #3 
  - Facing 45 years, at age 56? I'd do the same thing.  karlrschneider   Nov-26-05 08:58 PM   #5 
  - interesting that the thought is about  BareNakedLiberal   Nov-26-05 09:05 PM   #6 
     - I think they were trying to think like the pastor. n/t  Poll_Blind   Nov-26-05 09:54 PM   #7 
     - True, but I suspect most people would approach it that way.  karlrschneider   Nov-26-05 10:13 PM   #8 
  - It wasn't the fall that killed him.  Neil Lisst   Nov-26-05 10:16 PM   #9 
  - Trying to get out of the trial, no doubt. n/t  Crunchy Frog   Nov-26-05 10:23 PM   #11 
  - God smote that freak  KingFlorez   Nov-26-05 10:26 PM   #13 
  - Didn't Judas throw himself off a cliff? (He also hung himself)  IanDB1   Nov-27-05 10:03 AM   #15 
  - Suicide, perhaps?  Midnight Rambler   Nov-27-05 10:26 AM   #16 

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