Pastor Joseph Bondzie, a 34 year old head pastor of the Saviour Church of Ghana. Agona Swedru branch has been arrested for raping a 22 year old girl. The assistant commissioner of police, Nana Asomah Hinneh made it known to the press at Agona Swedru.
The Pastor was said to have admitted to have had sexual intercourse with the girl without her sonsent during police interrogations.
ACP Hinneh said on 28th August 2013, at about 0730 hours, the victim, a member of the church, who was sick, went to the pastor for healing prayers.He said: “In the course of the prayers the pastor touched the mouth of the girl and all of a sudden she fell floppy”.
ACP Hinneh said the victim woke up in about 15 minutes and saw that her pant was loose and her private part soaked with semen, an indication that the pastor had had sexual intercourse with her.
He said the girl returned home and complained to her auntie and when Pastor Bondzie was confronted by the auntie he admitted the offence.
ACP Hinneh said the pastor sent some elders to plead for forgiveness on his behalf but the auntie reported the matter to Agona Swedru branch of the Domestic Violence and the Victim Support Unit.
He said a medical report from doctors of the Agona Swedru Government Hospital proved that the girl had been raped.