Police on the Copperbelt have arrested a Pastor of a named church in Kitwe for defiling his biological daughter on return from overnight prayers.

Copperbelt police commissioner Charity Katanga said the incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday when Pastor Alick Sinyenga parked his car and defiled his daughter as they were heading home from an overnight prayer meeting.

“In the early hours of today (yesterday) we had a case of defilement involving a pastor from a named Church. The complaint was received from a 14-year-old girl who is the daughter and school girl. This occurred today 25th July, 2018 around 00:10 hours in Buchi township in which the 14-year-old girl who is a pupil reported that she had been defiled by her biological father Alick Sinyenga of house number 930 Buchi township also a church elder of the named Church,” Katanga said.

“The victim in the company of the father had gone for night prayers at the named Church in Buchi. On the way back, the father parked his motor vehicle a Toyota Spacio and had carnal knowledge with her without protection in the car.”

She said police patrol caught the Pastor Sinyenga in the act.

“Police officer on night patrol found them pants down in the car in the act. This is how he was apprehended, the girl sustained a painful vagina and a medical report was issued and taken to Kitwe Teaching Hospital, arrest has been made and the pastor detained at Riverside Police Station,” Katanga explained.

Katanga said it was unfortunate that Pastors who are expected to lead exemplary lives could be involved in such acts.

“It’s unfortunate that we can have such cases from the clergy who are surprised to live by a high standard of morality. It’s unfortunate and I wish to warn those involved in immoral activities irrespective of status, they will find the long arm of the law,” warned Katanga.