Police in Mukono is keeping custody of a Born again pastor affiliated to Living Gospel Church located in Mukono and The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries located in Ntinda for allegedly sodomising a 16- year old boy who prays from the same church.
Simon Mpinga alias Pastor Ronnie 31 was arrested on Tuesday morning following a report filed against him by the dupe.
The case is reported as vide SD REF 38/25/11/2018 and the victim alleges that he requested for Shs20,000 from the pastor who told him that the money was at his home. Mpinga asked the victim to go and wait from his house promising to provide him with the money.
In his statement to the police, the victim said that the pastor arrived at home late in company of his friend and offered him some booze which he declined. Mpinga then asked the victim to sleep over since it was already getting late and the boy accepted.
“In the middle of the night he started caressing, squeezing as he drew closer and eventually started kissing me. I tried to resist but he was strong and threatened to harm me if I didn’t. However promised to introduce me to a new life of earning dollars and being rich,” the victim explained to the police.
It’s alleged that the pastor applied a lubrication cream onto the victim’s anus and sodomised him. He then called in his friend to capture a video and still photos of the sexual acts, saying the donors would increase his funding.
After waking up in the morning, the victim said he found he was severely injured in his anus and discovered a seminal fluid discharge coming out of the anus. He was then escorted to Bank of Africa Mukono Branch and given Shs10,000 and not Shs20,000 he had requested from the pastor.
The victim who was by that time in a very severe health condition said he had faced the worst form of sexual abuse decided to open up to his mother who immediately reported the matter to police.
The victim was subjected to a medical examination and the doctor’s report confirmed an unnatural sexual connection had been committed in violation of Uganda’s Penal Code Act.
Further inquiries reveal Pastor Simon Mpinga as a habitual sodomy suspect after investigators confirming this as the second time he is being arrested at Mukono Police Station on sodomy charges.
The suspect was first arrested in May 2016 vide SD REF 23/12/05/2016 on sodomy allegations however managed to bribe his way into the victim’s family and the case prematurely closed after expression of no further interest in the case by the victim’s family.
Attempts to secure him a bond by some legal officers claiming to be affiliated with Uganda Human Rights Commission were futile and the suspect is currently detained at Mukono Police Station on charges related to sodomy, rape and defilement.
Section 145 (a) of the Penal Code Act, says: “Any person who has carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature commits an offence and is liable to imprisonment for life.”