Swedish pastor jailed for prayer circle rape
Posted by Mr DoctorE on August 18, 2012
A Swedish Pentacostalist pastor has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for raping a member of a prayer group which he led at a church in Stockholm, according to a report in the Dagens Nyheter daily.
The married father of several children was sentenced at Södertörns district court in July in spite of his denials.
The man claimed that in fact it was he that had been raped by the woman, telling the court that once he had freed himself from “the grip of her limbs” he knelt by the side of the bed and prayed.
The pastor became friends with the woman at the prayer group and when she sought help finding a new room mate he offered to help, suggesting another single female member of the congregation.
But when the man turned up at the woman’s apartment, he came alone, bearing only a condom.