Man accused of sexually abusing teen at Phoenix church

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Eduardo De Los Reyes By Jennifer Thomas Eduardo De Los Reyes By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- A registered sex offender was arrested Monday for allegedly sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in Phoenix.

Eduardo De Los Reyes, 46, was booked into jail for sexual conduct with a minor, sexual abuse and sexually motivated kidnapping.

The victim recently told his mother that he was inappropriately touched by a member of the church they attend, according to Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Steve Martos.

The boy's mother arranged to meet De Los Reyes and also called police. During initial questioning of the suspect, he denied having any involvement in this crime.

Martos said the victim told detectives about a number of incidents beginning in August in which De Los Reyes molested him under the pretense of conducting a medical exam. The boy said De Los Reyes pretended to write notes in a folder during the incidents.

Police said De Los Reyes volunteered with construction at the church located near 15th Avenue and McDowell Road and the alleged incidents occurred in an area of the property that is under construction. 

Detectives said they've obtained potential evidence at the scene to corroborate the teen's statements.

Police said De Los Reyes was arrested in 2010 for indecent exposure. He was convicted of indecent exposure in California in 1998 and is on probation.