A United States based Nigerian Pastor, Reuben Chizor, has been jailed 15 years for raping two teenage sisters.
Reuben of Hope Restoration Ministries in Queens Village, New York, according to reports, raped the two sisters who were members of his congregation in the basement of his church.
Quoting court proceedings, NY Daily News reports that on July 27, 2011, 56- year-old Chizor took the 14-year-old victim to the church basement, where he lived, and raped her on Aug. 22, 2011, he raped the 12-year-old.
The Pastor, the court was told court also heard that in May 2013, the 56-year-old pastor continued with the crime by abusing one or both of the girls.
The crime became public in July 2015 when the girls confided in each other, leading to police involvement in the case.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown while sentencing Chizor, said: “The defendant took advantage of his position as a man of the cloth and the trust placed in him by his followers to satisfy his depraved desires. Through manipulation and conniving control, he sexually abused his two young victims for nearly two years…”
According to him, ‘what the defendant forced his victims to endure was horrendous and as punishment, he now will be spending a lengthy term behind bars.”
12 July, 2017