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Pastor investigated for alleged sexual assault

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Honolulu Police are investigating a Waimanalo televangelist for the alleged sex assault of a teenager.

And that's just the start of his problems.

Julius Ah Sam is a local pastor who produces religious and motivational videos.

Last month, police and federal authorities arrested Ah Sam at his Waimanalo property as part of an investigation into allegations he sexually assaulted a local teen.

Ah Sam's attorneys confirmed the police investigation in filings in federal court.

The criminal investigation is just one of several legal actions Ah Sam now faces.

Ah Sam has been held at Federal Detention Center since July 5 on a immigration fraud charge.

Federal prosecutors alleged that Ah Sam, an Australian citizen, has been in the country illegally for several years and lied about his immigration status when he was detained by Honolulu Police.

Hawaii News Now has learned that Ah Sam has also attracted the attention of the Internal Revenue Service.

Last year, the IRS revoked the tax-exempt status of his charitable organization -- God's Love Mission Inc. -- for failing to file public financial disclosures such as these for the past several years.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is also looking to revoke the state lease on his 15-acre Waimanalo property for failure to pay lease rents.

Ah Sam's attorney declined comment.

Ah Sam will remain in federal custody at least until his trial, which is scheduled in September.

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