A man took advantage of a poor family by giving them money so that he can rape their children.
Police in California, arrested 80-year-old Douglas Whinery, after learning that he had been sexually abusing two girls.
Whinery of Santa Ana, met the girls in a park in Tustin, when they were 8 and 10 years old. He then befriended their family and gave them money so they have a place to live.
Whinery, who was a pastor and missionary worker, acted as a grandfather to the children. He also helped the family by taking the girls to school. He took them to church with him, and he allowed them to sleep at his house when their mother needed someone to care for them.
Recently, the younger victim found the courage to tell a family member about the abuse and police were called.
The abuse occurred on multiple occasions over four years, police said.
Whinery was charged with four felony counts of lewd acts upon a child and two felony counts of oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child 10 years old or younger.
If convicted, he faces 100 years in prison. Police are now asking others who may have been victimized by Whinery, to come forward.