Unlawful Sex with a Minor Puts a Church Volunteer in the Slammer
Photo: Chee Lim Chook
DIAMOND BAR – An 18-year-old member of the River of Life Church reported two years of sex with a church volunteer and family friend to authorities. LA County Sheriffs Department Special Victims Bureau Detectives took immediate investigative action on the February 21 report.
“These incidents took place when the victim was just 16 years old and a member of the church,” said Lieutenant Andrew Meyer. “The victim stated that the suspect would have sex with her at the church as well as provide her with pornography to watch.”
Within two weeks, LACSD SVB Detectives had their man. Chee Lim Chook (55) of Rosemead was arrested at his home for oral copulation of a minor and unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.
The Pomona District Attorney’s Office filed seven felony and one misdemeanor charge against the suspect on March 16th:
Two charges of Oral Copulation with a minor (288a (b)(1) P) Felony, two charges of Digital Penetration of a Minor (289 (h) PC) Felony, Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a minor (261.5 (c) PC) Felony, two charges of Sending Harmful Matter to a Minor (288.2 (a)(2) PC) Felony, and Annoy or Molest a Minor 647.6(a)(1) PC.
Chook is incarcerated, held in lieu of $140,000 bail, awaiting a Pomona court appearance on March 25th.
LACSD Special Victims Bureau is tasked with investigating the sexual and physical abuse of children and felonious sexual assaults involving adult victims. It is believed that there may be additional victims, and anyone with information is asked to contact the LASD Special Victims Bureau by phone at 877-710-52763 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.