Neighbors told the Hartford Courant that they saw Reyes letting young girls into the church at odd hours when no one else appeared to be there. The 50 or so people who worshipped there almost every night were mostly young women and teen girls, neighbor Ismael Alamo told the newspaper.
Pancho Almeja, another nearby resident, said Reyes welcomed him and others to the church.
"He was well-mannered, well-spoken, very gentlemanly," Almeja said. "I had no suspicions."
Adults ignore the warning signs as long as the pervert is ever well-mannered and a gentleman.