A pastor of a church has been sentenced to one year in prison for convincing a 13-year-old girl to undress in the absence of her parents, to caress and suck her breasts.
The newspaper Kalara of on December 5, 2016 called the girl “Mami“. Her mother says that on the morning of May 25, 2015, back from the market, she had to knock for more than twenty minutes before Mami came to open it. Once inside, she found her daughter in the company of the pastor of her church.
Living in the same district of the city of Yaounde, the latter said to have come to charge his telephone. “The house was messy, toilet paper everywhere. In view of this, I imagined that he had sexual intercourse with my daughter, “recounts the mother. Asked, Mami tells her mother that the pastor asked her to undress and sketch a traditional dance. It was during the dance that the “pastor took advantage to caress the breasts, which he then sucked.”
The parents immediately filed a complaint against the pastor for rape. However, there was no medical certificate attesting to the rape. “The man of God“, about fifty-year old, admits to having caressed and sucked the little girl’s breasts. He says he came to his church member’s house to charge his phone and the conversation with the girl turned to sexuality. An act he regrets today. He also states that the little girl undressed of her own free will to provoke him.
The newspaper reveals that the High Court of Mfoundi, in Yaounde, on December 2, recognized the pastor, guilty of the corruption of youths. He is sentenced to one year in prison and will have to pay court fees amounting to 52 050 FCFA. In case of non-payment of these expenses, he could serve an additional 6 months in prison. He will also have to pay 500,000 CFA francs to the girl’s parents for compensation for the damage suffered.