Pastor arrested for raping church member

first_imgA 37-year-old pastor is now in Police custody following an accusation made against him by a female member of his congregation, who alleged he raped her at his Diamond, East Bank Demerara home last month.According to information received, the man, who is said to be attached to a full gospel church, had provided counselling to the young adult and her mother two years ago, after the passing of a loved one.However, the young lady told Police that the pastor invited her to his home where she was stripped, pushed onto the bed and was sexually violated.Guyana Times understands that the man committed the act on several occasions, but the victim was threatened hence she did not lodge a complaint with the Police. After the last encounter, the victim came forward and confided in the Police.She reportedly told detectives that before committing the act, the pastor would drink a Guinness and perform a ritual before raping her.Apart from the young woman, another church member reportedly told detectives that she ended her relationship with the pastor after his wife found out about the affair, but the pastor continues to stalk and make sexual advances towards her.Police have since launched an investigation into the matter.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Anushka Sharma joins Virat Kohli in England ahead of India’s Afghanistan tie

first_imgIndia cricket team captain Virat Kohli was spotted in London with wife and Bollywood actor, Anushka Sharma earlier this week even as Team India is on a brief break between matches at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.India had comfortably outclassed arch-rivals Pakistan in a much-anticipated World Cup 2019 clash at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday. The second-ranked ODI side, led by Kohli, will next face Afghanistan after a five-day break in Southampton.Images of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma hanging out on a London street has gone viral on social media.Notably, the wives and family members of the India players seem to have joined them in England. The Board of Control for Cricket in India had reportedly allowed the wives and family members of the India players and the support staff to stay with the team for a 15-day period during the ongoing World Cup.However, the wives and family members were not allowed to travel with the cricketers for the first 20 days of World Cup 2019, which included India’s big-ticket tie against Pakistan.Shikhar Dhawan took to social media to post a photograph of himself and his family with his opening partner Rohit Sharma and his wife, Ritika Sajdeh and daughter Samaira.”Enjoying the local train journey with the Sharma family,” Dhawan wrote on Instagram.Notably, Ritika Sajdeh was cheering for Rohit and Team India from the stands at Old Trafford even as the India vice-captain went on to blast 140 in India’s 89-run (DLS) win over Pakistan on Sunday.Speaking after the match, Rohit Sharma credited his family for helping him be in “good space” in the initial stages of his World Cup 2019 campaign.”I am in a very good phase in my life. I have a newly born daughter and that has really put me in a good space. I’m enjoying my cricket, coming off a great IPL campaign and then starting off here,” Rohit Sharma had said.Having won 3 out of their first 4 matches, India next face Afghanistan at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on Saturday.Also Read | World Cup 2019: This India team intimidates Pakistan, says Waqar YounisAlso Read | Diamonds are forever: Hardik Pandya unveils his World Cup accessories on Chahal TVAlso See:last_img read more