April 07, 2005

Elderly pastor facing sexual abuse charges


April 07 2005 at 12:57PM

Tokyo - A 61-year-old Japanese Christian pastor was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl at a church, news reports said.

Tamotsu Nagata, who heads the Central Church of Holy God in the ancient capital of Kyoto, allegedly threatened the girl to keep her silent, telling her she would spend eternity in hell if she told anyone.

The Protestant pastor allegedly repeatedly assaulted the girl, a member of his congregation, until late last year. He was allegedly suspected of sexually assaulting several young girls.

Posted by kshaw at April 7, 2005 09:14 AM