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Alvaro Guzman: Volunteer Sues Lakewood Over False Child-Sex Accusations

We wrote last May about Alvaro Guzman, a Lakewood Church volunteer who was arrested on charges of fondling an eight-year-old autistic boy.

Not only has Guzman been cleared of the charges -- a grand jury refused to indict him -- he is suing Lakewood for putting him through hell, court documents show.

Guzman has sued Lakewood for $10 million for "lost wages, damage to reputation, lost future wages, lost future opportunities, damage to licenses, and [for having] to endure ridicule, anxiety, pain and illness," according to his suit.

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He says Lakewood failed to have proper training and procedures in place to prevent the false accusation from going forward, including a lack of security cameras that would have disproved the charges.


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