Kerala : Priest Pondson John arrested for sexually abusing a minor girl twice

Editorial comment

So-called secularists are always blind to such shameful incidents and do not utter a word ! Such reports are suppressed by the media too for their own ends !

Pathanamthitta (Kerala) – On 17th March, an Orthodox Church priest was arrested for sexually abusing a minor girl in the Pathanamthitta District of Kerala.

According to reports, the Pastor identified as Pondson John, a priest from the Orthodox Church at Koodal, repeatedly sexually abused a 17-year-old minor girl. The priest sexually abused her when she was left in his care for counselling. The victim’s parents had sought the help of the priest for counselling her, as she was facing academic troubles.

As per the Police complaint, the accused misbehaved with her two times at two different locations on 12th and 13th March.

At first, the priest sexually abused the victim at the Church. Following the incident, the girl refused to go to the Church the next day. However, the priest himself went to her home, took the girl inside a room, closed the door, and sexually harassed her.

Following the traumatic experience, the girl refused to go for counselling on the second day, said the Police. She later informed one of her friends, who revealed it to the school authorities, who later registered a complaint to the childline, following which the Police arrested the accused Pastor.