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Pastor arrested for allegedly impregnating a JSS student

GNA
10 March 2006 | Crime & Punishment

Wassa Akropong(W/R), March 10, GNA - The Wassa Akropong Police has arrested Pastor Joshua Akonnor, 26, Head Pastor of Christ Redeem Prayer Camp for allegedly impregnating a 14-year-old Junior Secondary School(JSS) student.

The Police are also looking for his assistant Pastor John Mensah who is on the run for the same offence.

Pastor Akonnor has been placed in custody to assist police investigations.

Police sources said Pastor Akonnor admitted during interrogation that he defiled the student for sometime but stopped when he discovered that Pastor Mensah had also defiled her.

The source said the victim, accompanied her mother to the Prayer Camp in October last year and had since been attending all-night services, fasting and prayer programmes organised at the camp.

It said sometime later, Pastor Akonnor gave the victim a Bible and lantern to be sent to his house after a night service, but when she reached the room, Pastor Akonnor entered and defiled her. The source said Pastor Akonnor defiled her on five consecutive times after night prayer meetings.

It said Assistant Pastor Mensah took over in defiling the victim when Pastor Akonnor travelled and sometimes on their way home after service, Pastor Mensah defiled her on the bare ground.

The source said when the victim realized that she was pregnant, she told Pastor Mensah who gave her some medicine to abort the pregnancy. It said after the victim had taken the medicine, she collapsed and was rushed to the Wassa Akropong Government Hospital. A report was then made to the police who arrested Pastor Akonnor but Pastor Mensah is on the run.

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