Gay Pastor Arrested For Sodomising 14-year-old Boy
THE HOPES of a Tema-based man of God, Pastor Marvin Brown alias Prince Mark of getting a police bail last Friday, August 2, 2013 was reportedly dashed as the Tema Regional Domestic Violent and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) declined a request allegedly put in by his lawyer whose name DAILY GUIDE could not readily get.
Pastor Prince Mark, the spiritual head of the New Jerusalem Religion at Tema Community 4 was arrested by police on Thursday August 1, 2013, for having carnal knowledge of a 14-year-old boy on five separate occasions at his house in Tema. The boy is said to have acquired the deadly disease HIV as a result.
DAILY GUIDE was reliably informed that as of late last Friday Mark’s lawyer had worked tirelessly to get him bailed promising that he (Mark) would be available for further investigation anytime the police needed him.
The lawyer’s request was said to have fallen flat as he was reminded that the offence for which his client was being held in police custody was not a bailable one and therefore could be granted bail.
Thirty-two-year-old Mark who is said to be popular in Tema with quite a sizable number of followers and a regular guest on a radio show on an Accra based radio station, according to a reliable source, will be arraigned before a Tema law court this morning to face the charge of having carnal knowledge of the victim who turns 14 this week.
Mark, who is alleged to have denied his arrest on an Accra-base radio station during interrogation shortly after his arrest admitted sodomizing his victim once and not five times as mentioned to the police by the victim and his father.
He had reportedly warned the boy not disclose the shameful and evil act to his parents and was further reported to have told the boy that he and his parents would die if he ever disclosed the act to them. Perhaps, scared that something terrible might befall his family, the 14-year-old kept the ordeal to himself until he started falling sick on his return home from Mark’s house after a brief stay with him.
His troubled parents, who wanted to find out what the problem was, were said to have sent him to a medical facility in Tema where after medical test the boy was detected to have been infected with HIV. He then allegedly revealed to his parents how Pastor Prince Mark had sodomised him five times during his stay with him.
Mark, according to information gathered by this paper had asked the father of the boy to allow his son to stay with him when school vacated. He readily accepted since he and Mark had become friends after joining the New Jerusalem Religion church founded by the troubled man of God.
The victim’s father, shocked to discover what the pastor had done to his son and the fact that the boy was now HIV positive, quickly reported him to the police who arrested the pastor.
DAILY GUIDE is currently investigating a similar incident involving the same pastor which was said to have taken place some years ago. The said incident was allegedly reported to the Tema Regional DOVVSU. It was not clear what happened in that case but unconfirmed sources said the pastor was subsequently bailed.