The pastor who was caught in a compromising position with an underage schoolgirl last weekend made his first court appearance today where he was slapped with a rape charge.
Prince Andrew Hannibal of lot 13 Railway Line, Rosignol, West Bank Berbice was not required to plea to the indictable charge.
The ‘man of cloth’ who is in his mid forties has been remanded to prison until February 16.
Meanwhile, the minor with whom he was caught is said to be receiving counselling from welfare officers attached to the social protection ministry.
INews first broke the story Monday when we reported that “a Pastor from Rosignol, West Bank Berbice has found himself in hot water after allegedly being caught in an ‘unacceptable position’ with an underage schoolgirl”.
INews was also informed that Hannibals’ name was submitted as the candidate seeking election to the Council of Zeelust/Rosignol for constituency number eight (8) in the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE) on behalf of the A Partnership for National Unity/ Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC).