Vijayawada, Sep 03: In a brutal incident, The Andhra Pradesh police on Sunday arrested a local pastor in Mylavaram in Krishna District on charges of sexually harassing a 21-year-old girl and assaulting her mother on August 29.
The 45-year-old pastor, identified as M Samuel, who has a 20-year-old daughter himself, was allegedly harassing the 21-year-old to 'fulfill his lust', media reported.
When the girl's mother shifted the victim to a relative's house after learning of the pastor's advances, the accused went to her home on August 29 and allegedly assaulted her mother for doing so.
Following this, the girl's mother filed a complaint and a case was registered against Samuel. He was produced in a local court and sent to judicial remand.
The pastor was booked under sections 323 (Voluntarily causing hurt), 452 (House-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint) and 506 (Criminal intimidation) of the IPC.