A Nampa church deacon is behind bars, charged with lewd conduct with a minor in connection with an incident at the Nampa Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Prosecutors say they launched an investigation following July incident where a girl under the age of 16 told authorities that the suspect had inappropriately touched her in a storage room at the church, during a potluck.
Police said the suspect admitted to hugging and kissing the girl but denied doing anything inappropriate. Police said that the suspect added that "Satan was in the storage room with him and the girl."
Alexander Gonzalez Garcia was arrested Dec. 10 and booked into the Canyon County Jail on a charge of lewd conduct with a minor.
Prosecutors said church officials had been very cooperative throughout the investigation.