A 28-year-old pastor of the Assin Awisem Spiritual Miracle Church in the Assin North District, Stephen Mensah, has been charged before the Assin Fosu District Magistrate Court for defiling and impregnating a 15-year-old junior high school student.
According to the facts of the case, the pastor took advantage of the girl after an all night in the church to commit the offence.
The court was told that in January, this year, after an all night service officiated by the pastor had ended deep in the night, the pastor convinced the girl whose house was far away from the church to pass the night with him in his house.
The victim obliged and accompanied the pastor to his house where the accused gave the victim a separate room to sleep.
The prosecution said after some time, Mensah went to invite the victim to join him in his room as the cold night was not conducive for her to sleep alone.
Mensah, whose wife was not home at the time, took advantage of the girl and slept with her.
The victim told the court that Mensah slept with her on six occasions resulting in her three-month old pregnancy.
The pregnancy was detected by the victim’s mother in April, this year, who informed the victim’s grandfather.
Mensah admitted the offence in his caution statement to the police and was therefore charged with the offence and arraigned.