Sacramento Sheriff's deputies have identified one of the more than 20 people arrested on Watt Avenue for soliciting prostitution as 50-year-old John Oselsky, and he is listed as the Senior Pastor for the Grace Family Church in Carmichael.
However, members of his church steadfastly refuse to believe he is guilty.
Some saying Pastor Oselsky's arrest is a mistake and may be due to his inability to speak English well.
The pastor was released after being booked. He's not made a public statement about the arrest. He reportedly has a wife and four children.
The son-in-law of the pastor insists it's all a misunderstanding.
Mike Borisov writes on a Facebook that Pastor Oselsky does not speak English very well and did not realized he was being asked if he was interested in paying for sex.
Borisov also says Oselsky was outside a fast food restaurant and only wanted to get something to eat, when the undercover deputies working in the area approached him.
The pastor tells his son-in-law he thought he was about to be robbed, so he tried to leave. That's when other deputies pulled up and made the arrest.
Borisov insists his father-in-law is innocent and would never do something like pay for a prostitute. Read his full message here.
Photo: Sacramento Sheriff's Department
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