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August 25, 2014
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A male pastor who is employed as a guidance counsellor at a high school in central Jamaica is now before the court answering to a charge of indecent assault.

THE STAR has learnt that about three months ago, a female second-form student at the school visited the office of the guidance counsellor, after she was experiencing personal challenges.

It is understood that the professional service of the counsellor was administered to the student, following which the service as a pastor was offered by way of prayer for the minor.

several times

It is alleged that during the prayer, the guidance counsellor sexually assaulted her when he touched her breasts several times and used his hands to touch her vagina, bruising her badly.

It is understood that the student reported the matter to her parents, who reported it to the school's administration for action. The matter had to be reported to the Office of the Children's Registry.

THE STAR further understands that the matter was turned over to Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse, which carried out their investigations and the pastor was arrested and charged. He is to appear in court this week.

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