Christopher Olague

Christopher Olague (BOOKING PHOTO)

WESTMINSTER, Calif (KTLA) -- A church pastor and part time soccer coach has pleaded not guilty to charges of molesting an 8-year-old girl and possessing thousands of images of child pornography.

Christopher Raymond Olague, 39, of Westminster was a pastor at Refuge Southland Church in Buena Park and a soccer coach for the American Youth Soccer Organization.

Olague appeared in court Tuesday and submitted his plea. He is accused of picking up an 8-year-old girl from her home for a play date with his children, but instead prosecutors say Olague molested her in a grocery store parking lot

Olague gave her $40 and instructed her not to tell the police before he drove her back to her parents, according to a news release from the Orange County District Attorney's Office.

The girl immediately told her mother about the incident, and the mother contacted the Huntington Beach Police Department.

Olague was arrested in October and posted his $100,000 bail shortly after. He was arrested again on Nov. 23 when investigators found thousands of images of child pornography on the defendant's computer including those of a 6-year-old relative.

He was charged specifically with two counts of lewd acts on a child under 14, kidnapping for child molest, attempting to dissuade a witness, using a minor for sex acts, and possession and control of child pornography, plus sentencing enhancements for kidnapping in the commission of a sexual assault and lewd acts against multiple victims.

He is being held on $1 million bail.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Huntington Beach detective Kevin Johnson at 714-960-8834, detective Mike Szyperski at 714-536-5988 or Supervising District Attorney Investigator Lou Gutierrez at 714 347-8794.