A pastor has been booked for sexually abusing a mentally challenged girl in Tamil Nadu. The girl had gone to the church in search of her mother when the pastor committed the heinous act. He has been booked under POCSO as the girl is a minor and arrested by the police.
49 year old Joseph Raja serves as a pastor in a church in Malayadipatti, Rajapalayam. A 14 year old mentally challenged girl is a regular to the church along with her mother. On that day, the girl had gone to the church in search of her mother.
The pastor sexually abused the innocent child in the church. The mother came to know about it only when she noticed the injuries on her being and filed a complaint with the All Women Police Station in Rajapalayam. The charges of sexual assault were found to be true and the pastor was arrested by the police.
He was produced before the court and lodged in jail. Only days ago classmates of a college girl had to chase down a pastor for molesting her. He was protected from the students’ anger and let off by the police.
In April a church priest from Kanyakumari working in UP was arrested after he raped a 11 year old girl. Another pastor had sexually assaulted a 10 year old boy in Andhra Pradesh.
In January 2022, a pastor raped a 16 year old girl while his wife filmed the brutal act. In 2021, a Pentecostal pastor was arrested for sexually abusing a 11 year old child. Another pastor sexually harassed a 10 year old SC girl in Andhra in the same year.
It has become a regular affair for the sexually deprived Catholic priests sworn to celibacy and pastors from other denominations as well to prey on innocent children. While those with a huge following and wealth think they can get away with the help of influential connections, the less influential ones are emboldened by the minority appeasement policies of the establishment.