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Fake Pastor Rapes 14 Young Boys, Leaves Them In Pain And Trauma

Fake Pastor Rapes 14 Young Boys, Leaves Them In Pain And Trauma

14 boys have been hospitalised after being raped by a man posing as a pastor in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

The information was disclosed by a foundation run by Denis Mukwege, a Nobel laureate gynaecologist on Tuesday, according to Aljazeera.

The Panzi Foundation charity hospital in Bukavu city said the children were admitted last month “in a state of suffering psychological stress”.

The 30-year-old alleged attacker was arrested in late April, civil activist Julien Namegabe told the news agency.

The victims came from different families ranged in age from eight to 15.

The suspect “bought their silence with small gifts for several weeks”, according to the Panzi Foundation.

Evariste Kajibwami, a clinical psychologist who has been following the boys since their to the hospital, said on the foundation’s website that they “presented a mixture of sadness, fear shame”.

The foundation said it would help the victims “until justice was done”.

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