Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release,Case # 12NM11481: January 23, 2014
FULLERTON – A former pastor was sentenced today for sexual battery of an 18-year-old female church member. Joseph Angel Olvera, 55, Fullerton, was found guilty by a jury Jan. 21, 2013, of two misdemeanor counts of sexual battery. He was sentenced today to four months in jail, three years of formal probation, and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration.
Olvera worked as a pastor at Lifeline Ministries in Fullerton, which offers services to at-risk youth and other members of the community in need. At approximately 9:00 a.m. on Aug. 22, 2012, Olvera approached the bed of 18-year-old Jane Doe, who was living in the church, and woke her up under the pretense of getting ready for work. Continue reading