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Priest sought after girl, 10, raped

2012-05-05 11:20

Johannesburg - Police were searching for a Dobsonville priest who allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl during an all-night prayer vigil, a spokesperson said on Saturday.

Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said the rape had taken place on April 14, but that girl only told her sister about it on Friday.

"The girl had attended a prayer meeting with her parents and the priest took her to another room to pray for her but instead raped her. She did not tell her parents immediately and only told her sister yesterday," Makhubela said.

Police went to the priest's house but did not find him.

"He was not at his house but he will be arrested soon," Makhubela said.

Comments
  • Shirley - 2012-05-05 11:31

    What kind of "man" does this to any woman/child?? Being of the clergy makes it 100x worse,as it goes against everything the church represents! If the allegations are true,then I hope he is punished to the full extent! I fear that because of the delay in telling,there might not be enough evidence to prosecute!

      leigh.ridgway - 2012-05-05 12:18

      Pastor Christopher Kelly Holmes of Port Elizabeth was also a 'devout' clergyman (now deceased). Yet that didn't stop this monster from preying on young boys and girls throughout his life. What really irks me is that his whole family knew what he was doing yet chose to cover it up. His own wife, who had two children by him, knew and yet she still chose to lay down with the man while he continued to wreck countless young lives. It just goes to show, wearing a collar doesn't make you holy. In fact when you choose to hide behind the cloth to do the devils work, that just makes you pure evil!

      mholthuysen - 2012-05-05 12:54

      This is the sick society of ours - a society of savages!

      Squeegee - 2012-05-05 13:02

      The trolls are out today! zaathiest is in full voice spewing his hate. Strange how he does not attack ALL teachers when an educator rapes or ALL politicians , etc...

      leigh.ridgway - 2012-05-05 13:43

      So News24, you strike again! Why delete my comments? Do you also like to hide the truth about child molesters?

      jerry.pres - 2012-05-06 17:00

      What kind of the man? Wasn't he priest? Sick MF which poisoning mind of other people. But he can ask his god for forgiveness and he will go to heaven.

      Thapelo - 2012-05-06 17:39

      how can i as an atheist feel. i feel bad for the child. but lmao of the priest. i always say priest are worse than the oxygen thiefs

  • Anthony - 2012-05-05 11:32

    zuma are you not man enought to stand up and protect your own people from this rape crisis spreading around this country..ffs WAKE UP you piece of sh$t

      zaatheist - 2012-05-05 11:56

      What happened to the little gird's god? Why did the god not protect her? Has nothing to do with Zuma.

      siyadyosiba - 2012-05-05 12:01

      @Zaatheist, has it got anything to do with God, seeing that you are an atheist?

      Schmee - 2012-05-05 12:21

      Of course it has to do with God. They trusted the priest and they trusted God, otherwise they probably wouldn't have let her go into the other room.

      siyadyosiba - 2012-05-05 12:22

      @zaatheist, ok i hear you. does god exist?

      siyadyosiba - 2012-05-05 12:32

      @Schmee, maybe I don't understand something here. What does trusting God has to do with a Priest raping a child?

      Nolwazi - 2012-05-05 13:31

      No,no, no matter how angry you are.

      Schmee - 2012-05-05 15:46

      @Siyadyosiba, it seems that when people believe in God then there are expectations that they would live their lives according to the scriptures. If the priest didn't say he believed in God would the parents have trusted him? Therefore it all falls back onto the belief in God.

      zaatheist - 2012-05-05 16:37

      @siyadyosiba Obviously not. No the Christian god, not Allah, not Zeus, no Odin, not Vishnu nor any of the 4000 odd other gods invented and worshipped by humans

      majuries - 2012-05-07 00:42

      @ Anthony, I'm not one for name calling, but seriously, I'm with you on this one. He should be ashamed, what a waste of space!

  • Squeegee - 2012-05-05 11:32

    Find him, punish him. Let him spend some time with papa.

  • evdwesthuizen1 - 2012-05-05 11:35

    Another child raped! WTF??? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE PEOPLE THAT DO THIS TO OUR KIDS? FFS!!!!!

      zaatheist - 2012-05-05 11:58

      They are preachermen, gods self appointed representatives on Earth, who entice kids with their false promises of god and fear of hell.

      siyadyosiba - 2012-05-05 12:04

      I like your belief Zaatheist,stick to it:) I pray that Almighty show Himself to you by force or by fire. Amen.

      zaatheist - 2012-05-05 12:19

      @siyadyosiba Praying - how to pretend you are helping while doing nothing. Anyway you are too late. The kid been raped and traumatised. And I have been waiting all my life for this almighty god to do something and he never does. Your god’s promise of eternal life is very persuasive but I prefer the Papua New Guinean mud god, Pikkiwoki. He promises a pig and as many coconuts as you can carry.

      siyadyosiba - 2012-05-05 12:26

      @zaatheist, you've been waiting for long? Dont rush buddy. He is going to show Himself to you. I prophesy in the name of Jesus that in 72 hours something tragic in your life is going to happen and that will be God's show up in your life. Now say "I recieve the prophecy".

      Liza - 2012-05-05 12:39

      @zaatheist, may God have mercy on your soul when you stand before him on the day of your judgement. He does listen and he remembers everything you say but he still loves you. Men are wicked, not God!

      craig.a.salter - 2012-05-05 12:41

      @Zaatheist. I myself am not a christian but i will add that not everyone wants to hear your views and they are offensive to some. If you dont want ppl going on to you about god and religion then please dont go on about how there is no god to others

      Schmee - 2012-05-05 15:51

      It heartens me to see Siyadyosiba get so many thumbs down for his nasty comments. There is hope for humanity after all.

      zaatheist - 2012-05-05 16:39

      @Liza You have evidence for that of course? I assume you realize that your claim that "everyone finds out when they die" is a useless statement? For one thing, it is only true if there actually is life after death. Furthermore, it is of no use for those who are still alive, because it gives us no evidence. It is simply a way of preying on people's fears. It's essentially a modified version of Pascal's Wager. The implicit threat is "you'll find out when you die, and then it will be too late, so you'd better act now." Pascal's Wager fails too, of course.

      zaatheist - 2012-05-05 16:40

      craig.a.salter 'It's now very common to hear people say, "I'm rather offended by that", as if that gives them certain rights. It's no more than a whine. It has no meaning, it has no purpose, it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. "I'm offended by that." Well, so f***king what?' - Stephen Fry.

      Irene - 2012-05-05 18:13

      Schmee ~ Interesting that regarding Siyadyosiba. And it calls itself a 'christian'. Thanks but no thanks if that is an example of one.

  • thapelo.monamodi - 2012-05-05 11:36

    Dat priest deserve the jail.

  • Warren Boyd - 2012-05-05 11:39

    Castrate him

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-05 17:50

      Chopping off body parts does not cure the mind

  • Sharon - 2012-05-05 11:41

    I don't think there is anything worse that being violated by someone you are taught to trust: Priest, teacher, father, brother, uncle. If you can't trust them, then you can trust nobody..

      Anthony - 2012-05-05 12:00

      they trust in zuma and THAT, explians everthing.....

      Quantronium - 2012-05-05 12:00

      dont discriminate, Wht about mother!!! etc...

      siyadyosiba - 2012-05-05 12:06

      The girl's life is now totally messed up. She cannot trust anyone.

      Sharon - 2012-05-05 12:16

      @ Quantronium - you're right. Look at the case of the mother who pimped her toddlers for R100 a time. Sad, sad state of affairs...

  • Nonkululeko - 2012-05-05 11:45

    This is just sad, it need 2 stop now. The police / justice system/ lawyers ( who protect these beast)r not doing any justice cos the man will just walk free. If it happen 2 my daughter God only know what will I do.

  • koos.vandermerwe.92 - 2012-05-05 11:48

    Because of his age and the fact that the child is not mentally ill he will be prosecuted. Make sense.

      siyadyosiba - 2012-05-05 12:07

      Yes Koos, it does to some minds such as yours and wife's. Glad you realise that. Koos is getting more intelligent everyday.

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-05 18:07

      ..and because the perpetrator is mentally ill, he will get much understanding and compassion under our laws.

  • given.sabawa - 2012-05-05 11:51

    justice must be done to him

  • Ngwana - 2012-05-05 11:52

    I think the time is now to review our justice system.

  • jabumalehambolo.fumani - 2012-05-05 11:52

    A priest?, News24 give me a break.....We don't call that a priest. You do.

  • Andrew - 2012-05-05 11:53

    Now I really wonder from which group this priest came from? Any guesses? Always the same . What a sick society we live in but such comment will be branded as racist. That is not the issue it is the truth and we all know the truth hurts. It is always the same. The only thing they think with hangs between tgheir legs!!!

      koos.vandermerwe.92 - 2012-05-05 12:06

      The president gets away with it. The minister is trying to get away with it. School children get away with it. Other minors get away with it. 'Priest' is not going to get away. Is that justice?

      koos.vandermerwe.92 - 2012-05-05 12:36

      This time my point has nothing to do with race. It seems that there are different laws for different people. We are all equal before the law, some is just more equal.

  • zaatheist - 2012-05-05 11:54

    So much for the power of prayer and the god offering the kid any protection from this monster. No good loving god would allow this to happen. He does no exist dammit! One hopes that someday, Xtians would evolve to the point where they understood that prayers don’t stop bullets, save lives, stop kids being raped, change reality, or otherwise do anything constructive for anyone.

      koos.vandermerwe.92 - 2012-05-05 12:08

      What sect are xtians, another bunch of atheist?

      zaatheist - 2012-05-05 12:21

      @koos You know full well. There are 30000 different cults, yours included, all of which make their money by peddling different versions and interpretations of the buybull. Christianity is a brilliant religion. It can be used to justify any form of insanity known to man.

      koos.vandermerwe.92 - 2012-05-05 12:53

      You have your opinion and I have mine. In the end it is all about choice. Every person will live and die with the choices they have made in life. I'm happy with my choice and you are happy with yours.

      snylo - 2012-05-05 12:56

      You are welcome to your belief in no God, I too get outraged when clergy, who are mean't to be the role models, use their trust through the church to let us down. Prayers don't stop bullets, rapes etc etc, and when things happen we do question why not.. but we know that as believers of our faith, all things happen for a reason, albeit uncomprehendable to us,and we put our trust and faith into our God that He allows things to happen for a reason. But, face facts, the majority of rapes committed are not by clergymen etc.. but by those sick-minded individuals who have this inbred culture in them that they need to show dominance and superiority over someone weaker or vulnerable. Most rapes aren't even committed for pleasure! As for the athiest route you pursuing, so be it, but keep out of religion and getting involved in religious topics or making comments like a know it all. Being a non-believer in anything religious does not give you any place to comment on anything religious, as in a void where you don't stand for anything. I do know, contrary to what you believe, that my odds are greater than yours. Should Christianity turn out in the 'end' to have been a huge hoax and we were all brainwashed, well then what have I to lose? I shall be off to the same place as you heading. I have nothing to lose by being a follower of a faith, that besides providing me with moral grounding, inner security and hope, offers me odds far greater than what you currently have.

      jabumalehambolo.fumani - 2012-05-05 13:17

      The beginning of wisdom is to fear the lord. I repeat. To fear the lord

      Margie - 2012-05-05 14:34

      @snylo - WTF?????? quote "Prayers don't stop bullets, rapes etc etc, and when things happen we do question why not.. but we know that as believers of our faith, all things happen for a reason, albeit uncomprehendable to us,and we put our trust and faith into our God that He allows things to happen for a reason." unquote Do you have any idea how incomprehensible this trash is that you are spewing out? "He" allows things to happen for a reason???? Please give me one reason that "he" would allow a 10 year old girl who is going to church to serve "him" to be raped by one of "his" "anointed" servants. WTF?? There can be NO reason unless "he" is an utterly depraved, sick, old sky magic man, who has absolutely no love or compassion for his "children". SORRY BUT YOU CAN KEEP THIS SICK GOD OF YOURS - I AM NOT INTERESTED IN SOMEONE SO DEBASED!!!

      snylo - 2012-05-05 18:19

      @FNWitch - It's incomprehensible to you because you don't believe what we believe, I'm not slating you for that, you have every right to choose what to believe. We don't always know the reasons why things happen, I mean look at you for example, you were born into this world, for what reason?? Obviously there is a reason for it, but no-one can truly say what it is. It must be frustrating when you unable to justify and explain everything and you have to blame God. I'll stick with my odds, you stick with yours. Either way, it's a tragedy that such should happen to a child. Perhaps stop fingering out just one incident that got you tickled just because it involved a 'priest', and get your back up rather over these kinds of atrocities that happen every day to the innocent. Go ahead and 'blame' God, I'm sure He's pretty used to it :)

      snylo - 2012-05-05 18:22

      @zaathiest - It's cool, you can mock. You haven't waited long enough. Your time will come I'm sure :) lol

      zaatheist - 2012-05-05 18:57

      snylo Ja! Ja! Ja! Prove it or you are talking gibberish. What you are doing is warning me tat I am destined for hell if I don't accept Jesus: If a Muslim warns you that you'll go to hell if you don't follow the Qur`an, does it worry you? No? So maybe now you can understand that it's stupid to threaten people who don't believe in something with the thing they don't believe in.

      Margie - 2012-05-06 09:18

      @snylo quote: Perhaps stop fingering out just one incident that got you tickled just because it involved a 'priest', and get your back up rather over these kinds of atrocities that happen every day to the innocent. Go ahead and 'blame' God, I'm sure He's pretty used to it :) unquote Thank you for your uninformed and judgemental comments. Actually I do not get upset over just one incident because it involves a 'priest', I get upset about all unjustices and all harm done to people, but especially to children. I do not blame god as I do not believe he exists - you and your fellow xtians blame god by saying that he has a reason for everything! As to getting my back up over other atrocities, I do and I for the last seventeeen years have done something about it. We looked after 13 abused children, and cared for them and now for the last 12 1/2 years have been running a charity for abused childdren and rape victims in which we help thoussands of victims each year. So please do not judge and make rash statements without knowing the other person! I do not know if you have any children, but please tell me in all honesty, would you be able to look your 10 year old daughter who has been raped in the eye and tell her "god" has his reasons?

  • evelyn.makhubela - 2012-05-05 11:56

    Aowa banna even in the house of the Lord? *speechless*

      siyadyosiba - 2012-05-05 12:09

      You get the devil everywhere. The devil always chase the children of God because he knows that if he catches one, the implications and effects are severe.

      Garth - 2012-05-05 13:18

      Especially in the house of the Lord!! The seat of evil itself!

      zaatheist - 2012-05-05 16:43

      siyadyosiba Except that a filthy contemptible man of god raped this young girl, not the devil. People killed by God in Bible: 2,473,633 People killed by devil in Bible: 10 http://dwindlinginunbelief.blogspot.com/2006/08/who-has-killed-more-satan-or-god.html

      Vandross - 2012-05-06 21:45

      We are each free to believe what we want and it is my view that the simplest explanation is that God does not exist. No one created the universe and no one controls our fate. This leads me to a profound realization... There is probably no heaven and afterlife either

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-05-05 12:01

    Ths is a life sentence deserving case. That man is no man of God, a 10 year old minor. Ths is a sick society nd it makes me hate it.

  • georgebrightons - 2012-05-05 12:01

    The S.A council of Churches must ban the praying of christians in private, especially young girls. Jesus Christ never prayed 4 people in private. The SACC/government must hold joint conferences countrywide to make sure that the tide is closing on them. People send wives,daughters and sisters to church to get spiritual healing, whereas the bastards false priests/prophets are only preying on them. The Long arm of Law will catch up this Bastard priest. No bail, he must Rot in Prison.

      Garth - 2012-05-05 12:43

      How about we just ban religion?? Problem solved!!

      zaatheist - 2012-05-05 16:45

      georgebrightons You don't know your bible do you? Here, let an atheist help you understand. When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. - Matthew 6:5 But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. - Matthew 6:6

      MagdaKus - 2012-05-22 12:15

      @ Garth- well- in Albania in under communism, atheism was the official state "religion". Under cummunism in the rest of Eastern Europe religion was discriminated against. I think in Cuba similar. I do not think you'd seriously want to go live there in those times for your atheist equivalent of a "slice of heaven" and freedom! (Speaking from my parents' experience of living under such a regime, not anybody's propagada)

  • Lyzelle - 2012-05-05 12:13

    Please somebody help me to understand these rapes - it seems to be on the increase and NOTHING is being done to STOP this. We need a hanging ( or two or three....) on the public square

      siyadyosiba - 2012-05-05 12:18

      Supernatural demonic spirits are taking over.

      Liz - 2012-05-05 13:02

      @siyadyosiba - I would not go the route of the demonic spirits. "Parents" are not taking their role seriously enough of being good caring role models, the church has all along turned a blind eye to the devious activities of its pastors and the country as a whole does not seem to have any moral direction and leadership. So everything is falling apart.

      Moagi Mohohlo - 2012-05-05 15:33

      I agree. Place him in a public place in a cage for 10 year olds to through anything at him, stab and prod him with anything, feed him trash. Let him be lynched everyday until he is no more.

      zaatheist - 2012-05-05 16:46

      siyadyosiba "Supernatural demonic spirits are taking over." Yep, jesus, god, allah, vishnu, xenu are taking over.

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-05 16:59

      @siyadyosiba - you say supernatural demonic spirits - the devil made me do it, defence. Well a grown man, especially one purporting to be a religious leader, knows the difference between right and wrong and so has the choice whether to act on his impulses or not. He made a decision and acted on it. With the child's parents in the next room. He is responsible and accountable for his behaviour

      Pdevillet - 2012-05-05 18:33

      satan make him do it and his god is going to forgive him .no problem\r\nAn atheist dont have that luxury

  • siyadyosiba - 2012-05-05 12:14

    My sincere empathy to the girl and her family for this tragic incident. My prayers are with all the Priests and Pastors whom the devil is seeking to use to destroy the legacy that God is building for His people. May the Holy Ghost guide and protect them.

      Garth - 2012-05-05 12:30

      Your argument is PATHETIC!! Don't blame Satan for their choices! THEY did it!! THEY rationally decided that this was the best course of action!! And please let them rot in jail!!

      Barefoot - 2012-05-05 12:31

      If the devil was to blame then technically there shouldn't be a sin- but the bible clearly states people are sinners, so there should be personal accountability somewhere there- get of it it's too high

      siyadyosiba - 2012-05-05 12:42

      @Garth, i respect your point. However I strongly believe that there is man in his right state of mind would come to a decision that raping a child is the “best course of action”. Hence my belief that it’s demonic spirits taking over and commanding evil. @Barefoot, there will definitely be always a sin if God's principles are transgressed. The devil is not to blame here, the priest is. My point is that I pray that the spirituality of the children of God can be stronger to rebel against the devil and his tricks when he tries to infiltrate in our lives. Its all about us praying more and seeking ways to make our connection with God stronger.

      hsebolelo - 2012-05-05 13:20

      The holy ghost shld hv protected\r\n The Gal..\r\n ...

      zaatheist - 2012-05-05 16:49

      Xians like being seen conversing with their deity...gives them an air of piety to brandish around. The concept of prayer is quite literally insane if you also believe in a God that knows everything. He knows in advance that you are going to pray, and of course he knows how he is going to answer it! Do you actually think that God will change his behavior as result of mumbling a few words? If you want to save your child from polio, you can pray or you can inoculate.- Carl Sagan

  • Lacrimose - 2012-05-05 12:18

    Parents please, please know that there is *no good reason*, no just cause for anyone, even a priest, to take a minor into another room *ever*, without at least one parent being present. We live in a world where we have to be more vigilant when it comes to our children. This sort of thing happens too often because of misplaced trust.

  • Toofaan - 2012-05-05 12:20

    In my personal experience, the most corrupt, depraved etc people that I've ever met actually hid behind a loyalty to some religion. These creatures prey on the insecurities of their flocks. If only people would open their eyes : we do not need these \spiritual guides\. If you have faith, what do you need them for ?

  • Garth - 2012-05-05 12:25

    When are people going to wake the £u€k up and realize that there is something pathologicaly wrong with religion!! It attracts the weak and depraved and places them in positions of power which they exploit over the most innocent of victims!!

      koos.vandermerwe.92 - 2012-05-05 12:30

      So religion makes you a rapist? Strange logic.

      Garth - 2012-05-05 12:33

      @koos.vandermerwe.92.. If that is the best interpretation that your feeble mind can understand.. Then sure go with that!

      Toofaan - 2012-05-05 12:46

      @ Koos. If I may say so : It's not religion but it's practioners and appointed so called leaders. I have seen so many weak minded people fall for their traps that it's plain tragic. Many of these people are natural born psychotics and con artists. And they become so called holy men because it's one of the best platforms they will ever find to ply their real trade. Not to say that there are not good \holy men\, but if you believe that less than 10 percent of the actual rot is reported (like I do) then you can understand why people not fanatically associated with any religion just use religion as a doormat.

      koos.vandermerwe.92 - 2012-05-05 13:03

      @Toofaan I agree, religion is often used as an excuse to do terrible deeds. To blame religion for our own weakness is like blaming the inventor of the automobile for the death on our roads.

      Deana - 2012-05-05 13:16

      Garth, while I respect that you are an atheist- just want to clear something. It's not the weak and depraved who seeks assurance of a higher power- it is part of human nature to want to believe in a God- that is the way we were created. It's not easy to believe- it takes bolls to wholeheartedly believe in something you cannot see. I can assure you that Jesus was with that poor child while she was getting raped, held her hand and cried with her! He will carry her through this ordeal and heal her. Remember- God is Almighty but the devil is mighty as well. We find ourselves in a constant war between good and evil.

      rudiwaan.joseph - 2012-05-05 13:47

      garth, what would be your opinion of a non-believer raping a 10yr old or any female for that matter? it so\r\nunds like you are more outspoken against religion than the terrible cowardly deed of rape! Men alligned to all religions aswell as no religion has been found guilty of rape. Because this cowardly idiot has found his victim at a prayer meeting does not make it the fault of the religion they practice!\r\n\r\nVoilence against women and children is just not accepted!\r\nIt does not matter who or what you believe in!

      Herman - 2012-05-05 14:23

      @ Garth, didn't you know, the bible says that the weak shall inherit the earth. Also that Jesus did not came for the strong and the healthy, but for murderers, rapists, prositutes and sinners to be saved. Now, i don't try to justify what this man did, it was a horrible deed and should be condemned by all. You know, here is something like the new birth from a Christians perspective, and all that it implies. It is when God change a man heart. I did very bad things, but God in His mercy saved me and changed my whole life. I am not that person i was anymore. I have found so much meaning in my life, and something worth living for. And although you may trample on my faith, for me it is real and has real consequences in everything that is good and beautiful. There will always be people that will claim to be gods people, but if their deeds do not agree with their words, they are not His people. It is as the bible states:(NIV©1984)"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven". I have found that you need lots of strenght to be able to love others. I challenge you to start to be positive, to speak well of people. There is lots of satisfaction just in doing little good to everybody you know.

      zaatheist - 2012-05-05 16:50

      koos.vandermerwe.92 "So religion makes you a rapist?| Yep. The Associated Press reported recently that three insurance companies receive upward of 260 reports each year of young people under 18 being sexually abused by Protestant clergy, challenging the assumption that clergy sexual abuse is an exclusively Catholic problem that does not take place in other churches. That is a higher number than the annual average of 228 “credible accusations” brought against Catholic clerics in records reported by the Catholic Church in response to media scrutiny, a priest observed in a Fox News commentary questioning why the story isn’t garnering more attention. While the report about abuse in Protestant churches doesn’t absolve guilty Catholic priests or those who enabled them, said Father Jonathan Morris, it offers a more complete picture. “The problem of sexual abuse has no denominational boundaries,” he wrote. The AP obtained figures on sex-abuse claims from three companies that insure the majority of Protestant churches in America–Church Mutual Insurance Company, GuideOne Insurance and Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company. http://dannimoss.wordpress.com/2008/06/20/protestant-clergy-abuse-equals-or-exceeds-catholic-clergy-abuse/

  • Nancy - 2012-05-05 12:29

    Why did the parents let the priest take the girl to another room? What kind of a parent lets a man take their 10 year old girl to some room at night to be prayed for? The prayer was not supposed to be done in private!

      siyadyosiba - 2012-05-05 12:50

      At this day and age that question is relevant. However, there is nothing strange to have a pastor taking people, children included, to a private prayer session. But yes nowadays, we cannot trust anyone when it comes to our children. You cant even entirely trust a father of the child. Its sad.

      Garth - 2012-05-05 13:08

      It lends itself to becoming the perfect trap for the cruelest of predators!!

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-05 14:03

      @siyadyosiba - there is plenty strange with pastors taking children into private prayer sessions. What is so secret that no-one else may see/know or that cannot be done with the door open?

      zaatheist - 2012-05-05 16:51

      @Nancy You don't know your bible do you? Here, let an atheist help you understand. When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. - Matthew 6:5 But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. - Matthew 6:6

  • Seshet - 2012-05-05 12:47

    Take a look at how often this is happening globally, this is not the exception by any means. It's inconceivable how priests and leaders of this religion manage to be blindly trusted and excused for their behavior by the Vatican and other religious authority figures. It's sickening but what's ridiculous is how, every time something like this happens, everyone is aghast that it was a "good, christian" person responsible. There's a huge difference between what the church tells people they are about, and what their leaders are actually involved in.

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-05 14:07

      The scientific, medical & religious communities have tried all sorts throughout the ages to "fix" this problem. The bottom line is that there is NO CURE FOR PAEDOPHILLIA. These people are a menace to society and no amount of registers, chemical castration, therapy, prayers, etc etc ever changes their brain wiring. I do not understand how in 2012, there is still a belief that these people should be allowed out to terrorise society. If the State cannot kill them, at least lock them up for good.

  • mpho.ramosili - 2012-05-05 12:48

    this evil man is not a priest, but a pastor.

      Liz - 2012-05-05 13:28

      ... and so? He carries out his "responsibilities" in the name of some church.

      zaatheist - 2012-05-05 16:53

      WTF is the difference. They are all self appointed representatives of a god. And preachermen are known to harbour the highest levels of paedophiles in the world. The Associated Press reported recently that three insurance companies receive upward of 260 reports each year of young people under 18 being sexually abused by Protestant clergy, challenging the assumption that clergy sexual abuse is an exclusively Catholic problem that does not take place in other churches. That is a higher number than the annual average of 228 “credible accusations” brought against Catholic clerics in records reported by the Catholic Church in response to media scrutiny, a priest observed in a Fox News commentary questioning why the story isn’t garnering more attention. While the report about abuse in Protestant churches doesn’t absolve guilty Catholic priests or those who enabled them, said Father Jonathan Morris, it offers a more complete picture. “The problem of sexual abuse has no denominational boundaries,” he wrote. The AP obtained figures on sex-abuse claims from three companies that insure the majority of Protestant churches in America–Church Mutual Insurance Company, GuideOne Insurance and Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company. http://dannimoss.wordpress.com/2008/06/20/protestant-clergy-abuse-equals-or-exceeds-catholic-clergy-abuse/

      Irene - 2012-05-05 18:18

      So? Who cares what the difference is.

  • Deana - 2012-05-05 13:06

    So disturbing and yet a common occurrence! \The devil rapes children when he gets bored- Rite\ I sincerely hope that monster gets sodomised in jail until he bleeds out from his injuries and spent eternity burning in hell. F@ck#r!!!

  • Gee - 2012-05-05 13:19

    This b@stard should be stoned, disemboweled, drowned, shot, burned at the stake and for good measure shot again...wish i could get my hands on him!!!

  • Zakhe Cele - 2012-05-05 13:26

    so SAPS cant find a priest?bloody incompetent f*#ks!!

  • seymore.butt - 2012-05-05 13:57

    Where is that Christian God now that so many go on defending on these pages day after day??!

      George - 2012-05-05 14:09

      Busy giving you life and making it possible for you to exercise you free will, to love or to rape!

      seymore.butt - 2012-05-05 14:53

      @ George, so are you saying your god is like those living in Shanty towns who keep on producing but have not the first clue to look after their offsprings? The last time I checked, it was my mother and father who gave me life and the democracy allows me the freedom, not to rape though, but apparently according to you, your god does give me the free will to rape! What a god you have!

      Quantronium - 2012-05-05 15:51

      Blind fool

      sylvester.kasawala - 2012-05-05 16:42

      He'll judge one day whether we like or not. He never created us as robots. We exercise our free will.

      rankati - 2012-05-05 16:53

      The very same unchanging God is there.....also the very same devil is still there.its either you serve him or u serve the devil.the title priest does not mean that one serves Christian God.

      rudiwaan.joseph - 2012-05-05 18:00

      how has this become an issue that the existance and abilities of GOD is now questioned. the sick person who raped the poor unfortunate girl could have been an a person that does not believe in GOD!\r\n what the f#*k would have been your angle to mock then?\r\nFocus on the RAPE thats the real issue here! \r\n\r\nUse another platform to debate and argue your religion issues!\r\nDoing so here is very insensitive. !!!\r\n\r\nI am not a Christian but respect other believes including your right not to believe! So show some respect!

      zaatheist - 2012-05-05 19:25

      @rudiwaan.joseph Fail! Can you read. It was a preacherman who did it. One of your fellow believers. "So show some respect." No I won't. All people deserve respect, but not all ideas do. I don’t respect the idea that a man was born of a virgin, walked on water and rose from the dead. I don’t respect the idea that we should follow a "Prophet" who at the age of 53 had sex with a nine-year old girl, and ordered the murder of whole villages of Jews because they wouldn’t follow him. Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions.– Thomas Jefferson

  • ChrisKhanye - 2012-05-05 13:57

    Many noble professions have recently attracted shadowy individuals into their ranks. Not long ago becoming a Priest/Pastor, Educator, Nurse, Police etc was vocation but because of unemployment nobility has become an option. Thugs are now preachers and prophets in many 'churches' springing up in the townships but not in affluent suburbs like Sandton. Obviously the so-called priest used the parents paranoia to lure the child away from her parents. Paranoia is big business in many quarters - so is Rape.

      zaatheist - 2012-05-05 19:29

      "but not in affluent suburbs like Sandton." Say what. Kiddie raping has become a sport in many Christian denominations and the preachermen do not distinguish between rich or poor, Tens of thousands of young children have been raped by priests and pastors in virtually every country in the World. "Paranoia is big business in many quarters." No religion and peddling bollocks is big business everywhere.

  • George - 2012-05-05 14:04

    You didn't say what church. Devil's own, no doubt.

      seymore.butt - 2012-05-05 14:55

      does it matter what church? I thought there was only one god and church is where you pray to him to save yourself!

      booker.nm - 2012-05-05 15:20

      This world is gng to tha end!

      zaatheist - 2012-05-05 19:31

      @booker.nm Not in your lifetime. Only in many more billions of years time.

  • Joseph - 2012-05-05 16:23

    New laws are needed, cut of that problem of his and his hands, he will never touch a child and have pleasure again. That is proper punishment.

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-05 16:28

      Far better to cut off his oxygen or at the very least his freedom. All this snipping of body parts will not change the underlying cause - a very sick mind for which there is no cure.

  • sylvester.kasawala - 2012-05-05 16:37

    Sign of times. Jesus come.

      zaatheist - 2012-05-05 16:55

      Too late for that. He already has. Jesus walked in to the Redneck Restaurant & Billiards Hall on 20th Street in Birmingham, Alabama on the evening of Friday July 19, 1995. He jumped up on a pool table, knocking balls, cues and drinks all over the floor, and commanded everyone to immediately stop what that were doing. Announcing that he was Jesus, he only got as far as admonishing the assembled bar flies for drinking and gambling when he was struck down by a full bottle of Budweiser. Bleeding profusely from a head wound he was tossed out on to the street. He wandered around aimlessly before being picked up by the local sheriff with a fish badge on his SUV. On identifying himself as Jesus he was given a cell beating for "Yaw think yaw funny, yaw". He has not been heard of since but rumour has it that his body was dumped in a nearby swamp and devoured by alligators.

      Irene - 2012-05-05 18:20

      Haaai Sylvester ~ Aren't you a cANCer supporter?

      Garth - 2012-05-05 18:21

      @sylvester.kasawala: What you meant to say was \sign of times. Jesus cums\ subtle difference..

      zaatheist - 2012-05-05 19:00

      @Said Why? I understand some people feel sad when they see a figure they were taught as a child to revere, whether Prophet or Pope, being subjected to rational examination, or mockery, or criminal investigation. But everyone has ideas they hold precious. Only you, the religious, demand to be protected from debate or scrutiny that might discomfort you. The fact you believe an invisible supernatural being approves of, or even commands, your behaviour doesn't mean it deserves more respect, or sensitive handling. It means it deserves less. If you base your behaviour on such a preposterous fantasy, you should expect to be checked by criticism and mockery. You need it.

  • Nockx - 2012-05-06 08:17

    What is it with em and rape? Rnt they getting enough punani

  • Nockx - 2012-05-06 08:17

    What is it with em and rape? Rnt they getting enough punani

  • julia.khesa - 2012-05-06 08:53

    Wat a shame!!!oh mighty God deliver us from evil!

  • Margie - 2012-05-06 09:25

    @snylo quote: Perhaps stop fingering out just one incident that got you tickled just because it involved a 'priest', and get your back up rather over these kinds of atrocities that happen every day to the innocent. Go ahead and 'blame' God, I'm sure He's pretty used to it :) unquote Thank you for your uninformed and judgemental comments. Actually I do not get upset over just one incident because it involves a 'priest', I get upset about all unjustices and all harm done to people, but especially to children. I do not blame god as I do not believe he exists - you and your fellow xtians blame god by saying that he has a reason for everything! As to getting my back up over other atrocities, I do and I for the last seventeeen years have done something about it. We looked after 13 abused children, and cared for them and now for the last 12 1/2 years have been running a charity for abused childdren and rape victims in which we help thoussands of victims each year. So please do not judge and make rash statements without knowing the other person! I do not know if you have any children, but please tell me in all honesty, would you be able to look your 10 year old daughter who has been raped in the eye and tell her "god" has his reasons?

  • Fatimah - 2012-05-06 15:51

    Unbelievabl

  • Maria - 2012-05-11 15:16

    Why another room? what kind of praying was that? I know it hurts but we parents also sometimes - trusting these Priests. a man will always be a man - I'm very sorry "BANNA"

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