Police are holding a born-again pastor affiliated to Living Gospel Church located in Mukono District in central Uganda and The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries located in Ntinda for allegedly sodomising a 16-year-old male member of his flock.
The 31-year-old pastor was arrested on November 27 following a report filed against him by the victim.
Police said he’s being held on charges related to sodomy, rape and defilement.
According to a case reported at Mukono Police vide SD REF 38/25/11/2018, it’s alleged that the victim had requested for Shs20, 000 from the pastor.
He however told the boy that the money was at his home and that’s where he would pick it from.
“In his statement the victim said that the pastor arrived at home late in company of his friend and offered him some booze which he declined. The pastor then convinced the victim to sleep over since it was already getting late,” said Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire.
“In the middle of the night he started caressing, squeezing as he drew closer and eventually started kissing me. I tried to resist but he was strong and threatened to harm me if I didn’t. However, he promised to introduce me to a new life of earning dollars and being rich,” the victim is quoted in a police statement.
Mr Owoyesigyire added that the suspect reportedly applied a lubrication cream onto the victim’s anus and sodomised him. He then called in his friend to capture a video and still photos of the acts saying the donors would increase his funding.
“After waking up in the morning, the victim was severely injured and discovered a seminal fluid discharge coming out of his anus. He was then escorted to Bank of Africa Mukono Branch and given Shs10, 000 as part of the money he had requested for,” the police spokesperson added in a statement.
The victim who was by that time reportedly in a very critical health condition decided to open up to his mother who immediately reported the matter to police.
The victim was subjected to a medical examination and the doctor’s report confirmed an unnatural sexual connection had been committed in violation of Uganda’s Penal Code Act.
Detectives said this was the second time the pastor is being arrested on sodomy charges.
“The suspect was first arrested in May 2016 vide SD REF 23/12/05/2016 on sodomy allegations. However, he managed to bribe his way into the victim’s family and the case prematurely closed after expression of no further interest in the case by the victim’s family. Attempts to secure him a bond by some legal officers claiming to be affiliated with Uganda Human Rights Commission today (Wednesday) were futile and the suspect is currently detained at Mukono Police Station on charges related to sodomy, rape and defilement,” added Mr Owoyesigyire.
According to Section 145 (a) of the Penal Code Act, any person who has carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature commits an offence and is liable to imprisonment for life.