Andhra Pradesh Police arrested Church Pastor Alavala Sudhakar over allegations of sexual assault on a minor girl. Alavala Sudhakar is a pastor in a village in the Kakinada rural zone of East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh.
The 10-year-old victim's mother filed a complaint after the knowledge of the incident. The victim was assaulted on June 22. After the complaint, police arrested the pastor and filed a case against him under various provisions under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. Pastor Sudhakar has been remanded to judicial custody by the court.
According to Eenadu, Sarpavaram Circle Inspector B Rajasekhar said, “The Kakinada-based pastor, identified as Alavala Sudhakar, attended a function in the city on June 22. While the function was in progress, Mr Sudhakar reportedly sexually abused the victim in a nearby thatched house.”