By Alex Charlie
Police in Nsanje have arrested a 27-year-old pastor for allegedly defiling and impregnating his 15-year-old church member.
The suspect has been identified as Joseph Chiwaya of Kaleso Village in Traditional Authority Mbenje in Nsanje District.
The incident happened from February 2019 to May 2020 at Kaleso Village in Traditional Authority Mbenje in Nsanje.
It has been established that the victim used to go for church prayers at the pastor’s ministry which is situated at Kaleso Village at Bangula.
It is alleged that on July 3 2020 the victim’s mother observed some strange signs on the body of the victim and this prompted her to ask if she was pregnant but she denied.
The victim later went to Mozambique to visit her relatives and upon her return on July 29 2020, she revealed to her mother that she was pregnant and that the one responsible for the pregnant was the pastor.
The victim’s parents decided to approach the suspect and asked him but he denied to have impregnated the victim.
The matter was reported to Chiromo Police Post where the victim was later referred to the hospital where she was confirmed to be pregnant and she was also diagnosed with Sexual Transmitted Infections (STIs).
The suspect was immediately arrested and charged with defilement; he will appear before court soon to answer the charge.