Pastor due in court for raping girl, 13

2013-02-27 11:40
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Johannesburg - A pastor from the Judah African Revival Mission church in Kya Sand was expected to appear in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court on Wednesday in connection with the rape of a 13-year-old girl, according to a report.

The Star reported the pastor, 32, allegedly lured the girl to have sex with him between October and December last year, by telling her he was sick and sex with her would cure him.

He was arrested in January and was in jail, according to the report.

The girl's mother told the newspaper that the community was angry and said her family trusted him because he was a "man of faith" and often visited their house.

The mother discovered text messages on the girl's phone in December when she wanted to make a call.

According to the report the messages was that of comfort because the girl was "feeling sore".

"My daughter said it happened five times and she was in 'a cage' with him all the time," the mother told the Star.

"He indoctrinated her with love messages and by telling her she was special. The first time it happened, he phoned her and told her he was coming to have sex because he was ill and needed healing."

After being caught, the pastor asked the girl to run away with him before he fled to Mozambique, according to the newspaper.

He came back to South Africa after the mother told him she would drop all charges, and the man was arrested at a bus stop.

 
- SAPA
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