Pastor in jail after allegedly raping a woman he'd hired as a babysitter

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Bloemfontein pastor behind bars for rape, human trafficking and possession of a stolen vehicle.
Bloemfontein pastor behind bars for rape, human trafficking and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Another man of the cloth is in trouble with the law.

This time it's a Bloemfontein pastor who is facing charges of rape and human trafficking. 

The pastor appeared in court on Wednesday, 23 June and the matter was postponed to 30 June for bail application. 

He was arrested after he allegedly raped a woman he had offered a job to. 

She thought she had found a job as a domestic worker and babysitter. 

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According to the police, the pastor told the woman that he would be attending a church service in Thaba Nchu and he needed her to babysit his four-year-old son while he was gone for the night.

Hawks’ spokesperson, Captain Christopher Singo says the accused allegedly did not leave as he had initially said he would.

“He remained in the house that night and allegedly forced himself on the victim, repeatedly raping her throughout Friday and Saturday respectively,” he explains.

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She told the police that she pleaded with the pastor to let her go after two days of being raped and being kept captive.

“The victim managed to get hold of the suspect’s cell phone and immediately called the police. She later escaped with the cellphone and the pastor’s son,” Captain Singo says.

The pastor was subsequently arrested at his residence in Lakeview Bloemspruit, and the police recovered a vehicle that was reported stolen.

The case has been postponed to 30 June for him to get an attorney and for bail application. The pastor is remanded in custody. 

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