July 30, 2005

Priest held for sexual abuse


Sunday July 31 2005 00:00 IST
THOOTHUKUDI: Police arrested a temple priest on charges of sexually exploiting a 23-year-old devotee in Sernthapoomangalam, near Athoor, here on Saturday.

According to police sources, Ganapathy Kannan (48), a temple priest, sexually abused a female devotee for the past four months, as a result of which the woman became pregnant. However, when the woman told the priest to marry her, he refused.

Hence, the victim lodged a complaint with the Athoor police on Saturday.

Posted by kshaw at July 30, 2005 05:22 PM