Pastor jailed over fondling

2008-06-24 00:00

A former pastor at the Meerensee AGS church at Richards Bay, Marthinus P. Coetzee (52), who was found guilty of indecently assaulting three young female members of his congregation during “counselling” sessions between 2002 and 2005, will go to jail for four years after failing in his appeal to the high court in Pietermaritzburg.

The sentences were ordered to run concurrently, so his effective sentence is four years in prison plus an additional two years conditionally suspended for four years.

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