Detectives say Eduardo De Los Reyes sexually abused boy while volunteering at Phoenix church

PHOENIX - A 46-year-old Phoenix man faces several charges after detectives say he sexually abused a boy at a church.

Documents show the convicted sex offender was performing fake medical exams on his victim.

Eduardo De Los Reyes was arrested at his probation officer's office after a 15-year-old boy came forward with the information.

According to court documents, De Los Reyes was volunteering on a construction project at The Light Of The World La Luz Del Mundo Iglesia Church near downtown Phoenix.

The victim told detectives De Los Reyes had been touching him inappropriately while performing medical examinations on the boy in a medical room at the construction site for the church.

According to the documents, De Los Reyes checked the victim's blood pressure and heart rate and then checked his groin area for bumps and took it several steps further in a sexual manner.

Furthermore in the documents, De Los Reyes said he told detectives he had been attending nursing school, but did not successfully complete nursing school because he was arrested for exposing himself to a juvenile in 2010.

Officers also noted De Los Reyes was previously in violation of his sex offender registration for living at a residence where he was not registered. He also had a prior indecent exposure conviction from Bakersfield, California in 1998.

A legal representative from the church told ABC15 the church community was shocked and concerned over the arrest.

"We are working with investigators, we are providing the child counseling and all of the kids will receive tips on protecting themselves," said Abisag Ayala over the phone.

Ayala went on to say the church is adamant about its safety and reporting any type of abuse and that De Los Reyes was volunteering on the construction project and not an active member in the church.

De Los Reyes is currently being held in the Maricopa County Jail without bond.

In court documents, officers called De Los Reyes a "danger to public specifically children" and "threatened that the victim would get in trouble if he told."

The 46-year-old faces several charges including sexual abuse, sexual conduct with a minor and kidnapping.

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