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Pastor arrested for impregnating mentally ill girl

01 May 2015, 10:20 Dareel Eric

Sabatia, Vihiga - A former pastor at African Divine Church has been arrested for allegedly raping a 19-year-old mentally retarded girl in Izava North location, Sabatia Sub County.

Jackson Amahenyo, 60, is alleged to have sneaked to where the girl slept several times before sexually assaulting her.

According to the area acting Chief, Henry Mudachi, the suspect was arrested at his home Wednesday while trying to escape after word went round that he was being pursued by the police.

Mudachi said the mentally challenged girl lived with his father who is a watchman after their mother died recently.

“The suspect took advantage when she was left alone in the house while her father was away working in a nearby shop,” explained Mudachi.

He said the victim is now pregnant adding that the suspect was booked at Lunyerere AP post before being transferred to Kilingili police station for further interrogations.

It is claimed that the suspect conducted his last sermon at a church in Idhako in Kakamega County last year.

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