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Tamil Nadu: Pastor sexually abuses Class 9 girl at Church, police arrest him under POCSO

On Wednesday (3rd July), the police arrested the Church pastor and booked him under relevant provisions of the Prevention of Child Sexual offences (POCSO) Act .

On Wednesday (3rd July), the police arrested a 54-year-old Christian pastor for sexually abusing a minor girl in the Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu.

As per reports, the accused was identified as S Devairakkam. The victim had been staying at the Church grounds at night ever since she lost her mother a few years ago. Her father works as a gardener at the Church.

The pastor sexually assaulted the girl when she was asleep at night. Distraught by the incident, the victim left the church and went to her old house.

Pastor remanded to judicial custody

When neighbours and relatives inquired about her condition, the girl told them that she was sexually assaulted by Devairakkam. Soon after, a complaint was lodged and forwarded to the Kancheepuram police.

On Wednesday, the police arrested the Church pastor and booked him under relevant provisions of the Prevention of Child Sexual offences (POCSO) Act .

Devairakkam was thereafter produced before a local court, which remanded him to judicial custody. The victim is said to be 14 years old and a student of Class 9 at a government school.

Pastor abused child more than once: Police

A police officer, investigating the case, informed that the pastor had assaulted the victim more than once.

“Inquiries revealed that the 54-year-old man had sexually attacked the child more than once…We have sent the victim for a medical checkup and the report is awaited,” the officer added.

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