Church Man in the Dock after Rape of Girl

IOL [South Africa]
December 20, 2006

A 60-year-old pastor has been arrested in Yeoville in connection with the rape of a 13-year-old girl, said Gauteng police on Tuesday.

Director Govindsamy Mariemuthoo said the pastor, a Nigerian, was accused of raping the younger sister of a colleague at the shop where he works, in a number of incidents since 2005.

He allegedly gave her money for her silence.

A teacher found that the girl was being abused and took action, said Mariemuthoo.

The man is due to appear in the Johannesburg magistrate's court soon. - Sapa


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