Police in Neno have arrested a 52 year old Pastor Juwao Antoniyo for allegedly having sex with a 16 year old girl at Galeta village under Traditional Authority Mlauli in th district.
Confirming the development to News Watch Reviews, the district’s Publist Sergeant Raphael Kaliati said that on May 05, 2017 the complainant went to a maize mill with her sister and when coming back her sister branched some where to visit her friend who was sick leaving the complainant proceeding with the journey.
“Later the complainant stopped at the suspect’s house to ask for water to drink, whilst there, the suspect told her to go into the house to drink water there, then the suspect followed the complainant inside and defiled her”, said Kaliati.
The Publist further said the victim reported the matter to her mother who later reported it to Ligowe police unit where they were issued with a report to access medical support.
In return the medical report revealed that the girl was defiled and the pastor was immediately. He will appear before court soon to answer the defilement charge levelled against him.
The pastor of United of God Church hails from Siyali village in the area of Traditional Authority Chapananga in District Chikwawa.