Pastor accused of raping 90-year-old woman during prayer serviceBy Mason White 1:23 PM August 24, 2014
By: Sanvi Rizvi
A woman was raped while praying with her pastor.
The 90-year-old woman told police that she was praying with the pastor when he decided to have sex with her.
The 55-year-old pastor of Clocolan, South Africa, went to pray with the elderly woman at the nursing home where she lived.
According to a staff member, the woman alerted her roommate to the incident.
The women were afraid to call the police, so they turned to the woman who runs the nursing home. She however, was not very helpful either as she told the women to wait until she returned from a trip to QwaQwa.
The 90-year-old woman’s granddaughter visited her that day, and when she heard the news, she immediately went to the police, a spokesperson for the police said.
The 27-year-old granddaughter said that the pastor prayed for the elderly woman and then started touching her inappropriately before he raped her.
“When we went to the police, she was crying and apologizing. This shows how traumatized she was by the incident. She thought she was doing something wrong by reporting it,” the granddaughter said.
The police spokesperson, Phumelelo Dhlamini, said that a case of rape was opened against the 55-year-old pastor.
“The suspect has not been arrested as the investigation is still ongoing. We are trying to establish whether there are more victims,” he said.