Police Arrests Penang Pastor Who Molested A 24-Year-Old Woman For Joint Pain "Treatment"
The 59-year-old man will be charged in the Butterworth Court Complex tomorrow, 28 December.
A 59-year-old priest in Penang was arrested on 18 December after police reports were lodged against him for molestation
Bernama reported that two 24-year-old women lodged police reports against the man for the atrocious act prior to his arrest.
He was detained at his home in Jalan Laguna 2, Perai, a day after the police reports were lodged.
One of the victims, who works as a clerk, revealed that she had gone to the pastor to seek treatment for her joint pain
According to Bernama, Seberang Perai Tengah district police chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid confirmed that the "treatment" occurred on 1 December.
The pastor, who is also the adoptive father of the victim's friend, reportedly massaged her feet in his living room before undressing her. He then "justified" his actions by claiming that he had to massage her body for "better blood flow".
"The pastor had massaged the whole body of the victim before putting his finger into her genitals, claiming it was the focal point of the disease," Nik Ros was quoted as saying by Bernama.
Nik Ros added that the pastor had sexually harassed the victim whenever she visited her friend at the apartment
"The man had allegedly touched the victim's body on her shoulders, chest, and back," Nik Ros said.
"The suspect had also, in many instances, allegedly said that he wanted to rape the victim," he added.
The man will be charged in the Butterworth Court Complex tomorrow, 28 December
According to Sin Chew Daily, the pastor was detained at his home in Jalan Laguna 2, Perai a day after the police reports were lodged.
He faces charges under Section 354 of the Penal Code for outraging modesty of the woman and Section 377C of the same act for committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature without consent.