( 47-year-old Pastor arrested)…. Mark Quinn Anderson was arrested after a brief investigation.
Brawley Police say they received the initial call last Friday evening. It was reported a 14-year-old female Brawley resident had received inappropriate sexual communications from Anderson. The suspect resides in El Centro and has ties to Riverside County. He is a Bishop of a Church in El Centro, where the victim attends. The investigation was initiated by Brawley detectives along with investigators from Homeland Security. Police say the investigation revealed information to support the allegations and search warrants were obtained from the Imperial County Superior Court. The search warrants were served at several locations and numerous items were seized as evidence. Anderson was detained and questioned at the Brawley Police Department. He was later booked into County Jail on a single felony count of Communicating with a minor for the purpose of committing a lewd act. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with further information is asked to contact the Brawley Police Department Investigations Bureau.