Christian Priest arrested for molesting a recently converted woman

published on February 5, 2009

Priest arrested for molesting woman
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-4072017,prtpage-1.cms

CHENNAI: A 35-year-old priest was arrested by the suburban police on Tuesday on charges of molesting a woman within a church at Madhavaram.

According to police officials, the woman, a recent convert to Christianity, came to the church at 8.45 am and locked herself in a room. When others asked for her to come out she refused. The priest, with whom she was said to be on good terms, then asked her to let him in. She agreed.

The two came out 45 minutes later. The woman was allegedly bleeding from her hand and lips. When others asked her about it, she alleged that the priest had molested her and beat her up.

The police, based on the woman’s complaint, took the priest into custody. He was booked under IPC Sections 341, 324 and 506 (2).

A police official said, “We suspect the priest misbehaved with her inside the church. We have registered a case against him and are investigating.”

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