Christian priest in Kerala was apprehended by Ernakulam cops on charges of sexually assaulting a minor child. According to records, seventy four-year-old Mathew is a resident of Mukaddam near Konnathady in the Idukki district.
In January 2021, he reportedly sexually abused a young child. When the girl’s mother heard of the attack, she lodged a criminal report. Mathew’s going around the buildings, preaching moral matters surrounding Christianity.
He was arrested in Konnathady on Saturday. He has been charged with various clauses under the Act on the Safety of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO). Pastor Mathew was ordered to be put under judicial custody by the judge.
The police have not revealed further information about the incident as it could expose the identification of a minor child.