Daniel Montalvo, 19, Leaves Scientology, Which Convinces LA Sheriff to Jail Him For It (UPDATED) - 2010-10-08

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F11.png Daniel Montalvo, 19, Leaves Scientology, Which Convinces LA Sheriff to Jail Him For It (UPDATED) October 8, 2010, Tony Ortega, Runnin' Scared, Village Voice

Daniel Montalvo, photo from Rathbun's blog An amazing story is hitting the Internet today of 19-year-old Daniel Montalvo, a lifelong Scientologist who decided to leave the wacky cabal, only to find himself arrested by LA sheriff's deputies and facing prison time for it.

The tale comes courtesy of Marty Rathbun, formerly one of the highest officials in Scientology who defected and has kept up a withering takedown of the "church" on his blog.

Rathbun writes for fellow ex-Scientologists, so there's a lot of jargon and coded references in his writing. But here are the basics of what Rathbun reported.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Daniel Montalvo, 19, Leaves Scientology, Which Convinces LA Sheriff to Jail Him For It (UPDATED) | url = http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2010/10/daniel_montalvo.php | work = Runnin' Scared | publisher = Village Voice | date = October 8, 2010 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}