Wikler Moran-Mora's been charged with filing a false police report.
TAMPA, FL -- A Hillsborough County pastor faked his kidnapping so he could cheat on his wife without getting caught, Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies said.
According to deputies Wikler Moran-Mora, pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Reform, texted his wife Tuesday night that he had been kidnapped, but she should not to panic or worry. After several similar texts claiming he was negotiating his release, Moran-Mora's wife did panic and call sheriff's deputies.
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Hillsborough deputies launched a full scale search for the missing pastor, with more than a dozen deputies taking part.
Sheriff's spokesman JD Callaway told ABC Action News.com, they traced Moran-Mora's location through his cell phone and found him with another woman. Callaway says the pastor confessed he concocted the kidnap story to keep the tryst from his wife.
Moran-Mora's been charged with filing a false police report.