Apostle Dr. Franklin Snorton was arrested by the Libyan National Police for allegedly raping a 21-year-old pregnant woman.
He was the founder and general supervisor of Christ Deliverance’s central church in Kakata, County of Margibi.
The incident was reportedly committed in the community residence of Pastors Mandingo Quarter in Kakata.
On Monday, 23 August 2021 the suspect was expected to be tried by the Kakata Court of Justice.
Apostle Snorton, who is a neighbor to the rape survivor, was arrested in Kakata on Friday, August 20, 2021, after his alleged rape survivor’s father reported the case to the Women and Children Protection Section at the Margibi County Detachment of the Liberia National Police.
The father of the alleged rape survivor explaining his daughter’s ordeal said that she (name withheld) had been asked to give Apostle Snorton electric bills of L$ 1,000 in the early hours of Friday the 20th of August.
He told her he was reported to have lured her into a mini office in his house when his daughter reached Apostle Snorton’s residence.
According to the father, his daughter had explained to him and the police that when she got at his house, he invited her into a mini office where he demanded sex from her while pointing a knife at her with a threat to kill her if she resisted him.
He said his daughter also claimed that before the rape incident, Pastor Snorton had harassed her for sex.
Minutes following the alleged violation, his daughter ran home to inform her grandmother of the incident.
He said that his grandmother’s daughter called him quickly and told other family members of the matter.
He added that the hollowness of his daughter led the family to report the case to the Section for the protection of women and children at the Liberia National Police Detachment of Margibi County.
Police sources have confided in FrontPageAfrica that a medical report from the One-Stop Center in the county where alleged rape survivors are tested shows that there is trauma to the victim’s vagina evidence of penetration.
In the meantime, some journalists have raised the alarm that death threats have been received to report the alleged pastor rape case.