Pastor Arrested for Child Abuse

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Police in Tororo are holding a pastor for allegedly subjecting a five year old girl to child abuse.

Police in Tororo are holding a pastor for allegedly subjecting a five year old girl to child abuse.
 
Paul Kalanzi (35), a pastor at Winners Chapel, a Pentecostal church in Kasoli suburb Tororo municipality, was arrested on Wednesday after a tip off.
 
Kalanzi had tied a five year old girl to an electricity pole claiming that she had stolen electricity bulbs that had been installed in the church. He claims she committed the offense with some friends.
 
The officer in charge of child and family protection unit Tororo central police Jane Nakizza says the suspect will face charges of child abuse.
 
Nakizza told a press briefing that Kalanzi was arrested after the police was tipped by a passer-by who heard the girl yelling for help. 
 
Nakizza went on to say child abuse cases are on the rise in the area. She says that 2012 police crime reports indicate 113 child abuse cases were registered.

 

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