By ALICE NACHILEMBE
A-30-year-old pastor of a named church in Lusaka’s Kanyama area has been arrested for allegedly raping an-18- old girl he was keeping.
Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said Police charged and arrested George Phiri a Pastor of United End of Time Church situated in kanyama site and service for the offence of rape.
Mr Hamonga said this was after on August 16, 2022 at around 15:00 hours police received a report of alleged rape from the victims uncle, who reported on behalf of his niece Juvenile aged 18 who had been sexually abused by the pastor.
He said the Incident is alleged to have occurred on August 15, 2022 at around 11:00 hours within Kanyama site and service.
Mr Hamoonga said that the victim was being kept by the accused at his house although the two are not related.
He said the pastor was helping the victim with shelter and school fees and took advantage of the situation and took her to a lodge within Kanyama compound and explained that she had a problem with her stomach that he needed to heal.
“He had carnal knowledge of her. A medical report form was issued to the victim. Police on August 27, 2022 received the medical form which has since been signed and the findings are consistent with the allegations.
“The suspect will appear in court soon and was released on police bond,” he said.