Thursday, May 11, 2017

Rev.Sanil K James of Salvation Army Church convicted of continuously Raping Minor Girl

May 12 2017 : The Times of India (Chennai)
Pastor jailed for raping minor found guilty in similar case

A special court here on Thursday found a pastor -already punished in a similar case -guilty of raping a 13-yearold girl in the church as well as in the presbytery .Sessions court judge Nixon M Joseph, in charge of the special court trying cases charged under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act, would pronounce the quantum of sentence on Friday .

The pastor, Sanil K James, has already been undergoing 40 years' imprisonment in another case, in which he had raped a 12year-old girl.
James, a resident of Nedunkandam in Kottayam, has been lodged in the central prison at Viyyur. He was attached to the Salvation Army Church at Peechi, when he had raped the 13year-old girl belonging to a backward community . Special prosecutor Pious Mathew submitted before the court that the 35-yearold pastor had repeatedly raped the seventh standard student in the church at Thekkepaikkandam, and presbytery (his official residence) between 2013 and 2015.
The girl had informed the incident to the teacher who was also the counsellor at the school.The counsellor reported the pastor to the police through the child welfare committee.
Both the girls who were raped by the pastor were studying in the same school and medical examinations had confirmed rape, the prosecutor said.The accused was staying with his wife and daughter when the incidents had taken place.

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