Police have arrested an Ugadan pastor affiliated to Living Gospel Church, Simon Mpinga, for allegedly defiling a 16-year-old male member of his flock.
The 31-year-old pastor was arrested on Wednesday, following a report filed against him by the victim.
According to a case reported at Mukono Police Station, the victim had requested for 20000/= (Twenty Thousand Uganda Shillings) from the pastor.
He however told the boy that the money was at his home. Mpinga asked the victim to proceed and wait for him in his house, promising to provide him with the requested financial assistance.
In his statement, the victim said that the pastor arrived at home late in company of his friend and then convinced the victim to sleep over since it was already too late for him to return home.
“In the middle of the night he started caressing, squeezing as he drew closer and eventually started kissing me. I tried to resist but he was strong and threatened to harm me if I didn’t. He however promised to introduce me to a new life of earning dollars and being rich,” the victim told police.
It is alleged that the suspect applied a lubrication cream onto the victim’s anus and sodomised him.
After waking up in the morning, he was then escorted to Bank of Africa Mukono Branch and given 10000/= (Ten thousand uganda shillings only) as part of the money he had requested for.
The victim, who was by that time in a very critical health condition and had faced the worst form of sexual abuse with multiple effects, opened up to his mother who immediately reported the matter to police.
The victim was subjected to a medical examination and the doctor’s report confirmed an unnatural sexual connection had been committed in violation of Uganda’s Penal Code Act.