Church priest held for sexually assaulting children in Kerala

Kochi: In a horrifying incident, the Kerala police arrested a 40-year-old Christian priest on charges of sexually assaulting six inmates of a boys’ home on Sunday.

The accused George alias Jerry was the director of the church-run boys’ home. Six boys from the home ran away after the priest allegedly tried to abuse them and called their parents on Saturday night. Based on a complaint filed by the parents, the priest was arrested.

During interrogation, it was revealed that the accused had been allegedly sexually abusing the six children since December last year. The police have registered a case under relevant sections of the Juvenile Justice Act and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against the man. He was produced before a magistrate court and was remanded to judicial custody.

NT Bureau