A 45-year old pastor has been arrested after he allegedly defiled a 13-year old minor at Kopiyo village in Kothidha North sub-location.
The man, Joseph Were Owglo was arrested after the minor reported it to the authorities.
The person was taken to the police station by villagers as angry boda-boda operators were out for his blood. He escaped death after cops intervened.
According to Homabay police commander, Sammy Kosgei, the grade four pupil fell ill and was take to the pastor for prayers when the pastor assaulted her.
He said the minor was defiled in a private room set aside for “prayers.”
The mother became suspicious after the minor developed difficulties in walking. After interrogation, the minor opened up on the ordeal she underwent at the hands of the pastor.
“According to the information we have received , the minor was sick and was taken to the said preachers so that she could be healed, unfortunately he took advantage and defiled her,” the police revealed.
The girl was taken to hospital for treatment and assessment , after which the results will be used as evidence against the suspect in court.
The officer raised the alarm over rising cases of defilement, saying his office receives four to six defilement cases a month.
The commander advised parents to not trust their children with strangers.
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