Pastor Charged With Sex Assault Faces Judge

The Clinton pastor accused of sexually assaulting two female parishioners and threatening to deport them has been ordered to have no contact with either victim.

Francisco Moran, 57, was arraigned in Middletown Superior Court on Monday afternoon, where a judge issued the no-contact orders.

The two arrest warrants in the cases against him remain sealed, but police have described one victim as a teenage girl and the other as an adult woman.

Moran is a pastor at the Good Samaritan Church in Old Lyme, which rents space from another church, according to police.

He was arrested last week in Clinton and charged with luring two female parishioners to a private residence on separate occasions last summer. That's where police say he touched both of the victims inappropriately.

Moran is charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and other offenses. He's due back in court May 5.

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