A Carmichael pastor accused of soliciting prostitutes said he’d speak to FOX40 Friday afternoon to talk about what happened the night he was arrested.
A leader from his community showed up for the interview, but Pastor John Oselsky was a no-show.
“It was an agreed appointment, for 4:30, but for whatever reasons he talked to his attorney and he was instructed not to talk to the media or anybody,” said Slavic American Community Leader Florin Ciuriuc.
The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department said 16 men were arrested on Wednesday night for either loitering for prostitutes or soliciting prostitutes. A spokesperson said John Oselsky was arrested for soliciting prostitutes, which means a transaction took place. FOX40 has learned detectives have audio files from the night of the operation, which they will turn over to the Sacramento County district attorney’s office.
The pastor’s son-in-law, Mike Borisov, left a statement on his Facebook page about the incident, and said, “his grasp of the English language is very poor and he could only understand that they were saying something about money and he made out the word “sex.” He tried to indicate to them that he did not understand them/was not interested.”
A sheriff’s department spokesperson told FOX40 that Oselsky “has broken English and could communicate fine.”