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Pastor arrested after raping married woman during spiritual cleansing at river

By Mason White 12:08 PM June 15, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
A pastor was arrested on charges of rape after allegedly raping a woman during a spiritual cleansing ritual, police in Nigeria said.

Edo State Police said that they arrested Samson Odeyemi, after being accused of raping the married woman at a river on Wednesday.

Police told the court that the pastor took the victim to the river for spiritual cleansing after she complained of spiritual attacks. When the two arrived at the river, Pastor Odeyemi asked the victim to remove her clothes, but she refused.

The pastor forcefully removed her clothes and raped her. When she came home, the woman told her husband what happened.

The woman’s husband called the police, who arrested Odeyemi. Odeyemi pleaded not guilty to one count of rape.