$50M bail for La Luz del Mundo leader accused of sex abuse is highest ever in L.A. County: State AG
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Naasón Joaquín García appears in court in Los Angeles on June 5, 2019.

via LA Times/KTLA

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Prosecutors said they secured an unprecedented $50-million bail for the leader of La Luz del Mundo church because they feared his followers could raise money to free him from custody and that he would flee the country.

Authorities also said they were looking to see whether there were other victims of the charismatic religious figure, who was charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse.

California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra on Thursday said that to his knowledge Naason Joaquin Garcia’s bail was the highest ever imposed on someone in Los Angeles County.

MORE: $50M bail for La Luz del Mundo leader accused of sex abuse is highest ever in L.A. County: State AG - Los Angeles Times / KTLA

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