Sexual abuse: Pastor arrested

NewIndPress, India/September 23, 2007

Thrissur: Peechi police on Saturday arrested pastor K J Sebastian, 45, following a complaint by a 40- year-old widow hailing from Nadathara, alleging sexual harassment.

Police said that the pastor had enticed the women by offering his help to secure a loan from a bank at Alathur in Palakkad district. When the woman met the pastor at Alathur on December 23, 2006, he took her in his car to a lodge and subjected her to sexual harassment. The woman in her complaint stated that she was subjected to sexual harassment on many occasions later.

Police said that he would be produced before the First Class Judicial Magistrate.

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