Pastor Rapes Eleven Year Old Girl In Kailahun

Standard Times Press News, Sierra Leonne/April 17, 2009

Francis Gandhi, a pastor of the Jehovah Witness Church in Kailahun Town is a worried man. The man of God is currently detained at the Kailahun Police Station for the offence of an alleged rape of an 11 year old Pupil of the SLMB Mission in Kailahun.

Police report states that the incident took place on the 4th April 2209 at 8; 30 at the residence of the suspected pastor at Masanta in Kailahun town. He was arrested by the father of the victim with the help of some youths, and whisked to the Police Station where he is helping with the investigation. Sarah Amara, Mother of the victim explained in tears that every Friday the girl goes to help her grand mother with domestic work and help to sell in market and returns home at 6PM. On 4th of April 2009, she said that they came home from work and discovered that the girl has not returned home and immediately they contacted her grandmother who told them that the young girl had left for her home around 5pm.

"We went in search of her moving from one place to place, relatives to relatives we could not find her and we returned home as it was getting close to 10pm" she said while in bed somebody knocked on her window and when asked she heard the voice of her daughter.

"I jumped out of my bed and enquired from her where she was coming from only to tell me that she was in the room with a man of God.

The woman explained further that her self, the girl and her husband Amara Fomba went to the suspect's house the very night. When they approached the suspects house she said the suspect told the girl to go ahead and when she went Francis Gandi came out and called her inside. Sarah maintained that at this moment they alerted the authorities in the area but the suspect was pleading not to take him to the police bit they have to do so because it was not anything to compromise. Police confirmed to this press that medical report shows that the young girl has been tampered with and they were preparing to charge the matter while the suspect pastor Francis Gandi is still in police net helping

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