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7-year-old girl gets serious infection after being raped by pastor

By Mason White 12:38 PM August 13, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
A pastor was arrested on charges of child rape after allegedly raping a young girl and infecting her with an infection, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that they arrested 51-year-old Sunday Akintayo, after being accused of raping the 7-year-old girl and infecting her with staph.

The pastor is also accused of shaving the victim’s eyebrows.

According to the police investigation, the pastor abused the girl over a lengthy period of time, and the abuse only came to light after the girl became sick.

Akintayo was brought before the Ebute Metta Magistrate’s Court on two counts of indecent assault. Akintayo pleaded not guilty to the indictment.

The suspect was remanded into custody. The girl was hospitalized in an intensive care unit, and was said to be in critical condition.