Tamil Nadu Police booked a Christian pastor and his wife under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO). The accused has been identified as Pastor Sherrard Manohar (58). He was arrested after a 16-year-old girl's grandmother filed a complaint.
(Photo of Pastor Sherrard Manohar and his wife, source: Facebook)
The victim's grandmother filed the complaint against the pastor and his wife Helen, who runs a church named Apostle Christ Assembly (ACA)- Jesus Miracles Ministries in Chennai. Both accused belong to Sri Lanka and have been living illegally in Chennai. Police found in their investigation that the pastor has been abusing the girl for the past six months both through direct contact and through lewd WhatsApp messages and calls.
During the investigation, police found that the accused had sent his nude photos to the girl and sexually harassed the girl through messages. It has also been found that the couple has misbehaved with many women and children. Police are also investigating an allegation that the pastor sexually harassed a 24-year-old woman, DT Next News reported.