India: Pastor Gets 40-year Prison for Sexually Assaulting Girl

Sanil K James, the Salvation Army Pastor who was sentenced to 40 years

Sanil K James, the Salvation Army Pastor who was sentenced to 40 years

About time someone from a Religion has been show a Courtroom never mind a Prison Cell. This sick Indian Pastor abused his place of trust by sexually abusing a 12 year old Indian girl. Sadly certain Religions are untouchable as the movie Spotlight that won the Oscar’s ‘Best Movie’ told of the ‘Alleged Global Catholic Church Sex Rings aimed at Children’ I did a blog called Spotlight -The Sex Abuse Bastardisation of the Catholic Church Globally Lets hope we see more Peadophiles jailed be them Religious or not.

Oscar Winner for Best Movie: Spotlight Official Trailer 
Via Open Road Films on You Tube



THRISSUR:  In a unique POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) judgment, the Thrissur 1st Additional Sessions Court on Tuesday sentenced pastor Sanil K James, 35, accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old schoolgirl, to 40-year rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 20,000. Since he undergoes two 20-year terms concurrently for his offences under IPC 376(2)(f) and POCSO section 6, he will have to serve a 20-year term in prison.

The pastor was also found guilty under POCSO Section 5 which deals with penetrative sexual assaults of very serious nature perpetrated on children below the age of 12 by heads of religious organisations, teachers, parents, relatives, and police force members.

Under the provisions of CrPC 357(a), Rs 3,00,000 will have to be paid to the victim from the Victim Compensation Fund of the state government. “The maximum punishment is meant to be a deterrent against such crimes. Be it in the state or the country, this is a unique sentence,” said POCSO special prosecutor Pious Mathew. Below is only video I can find and it’s in one of these languages, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Assamese 

Pastor Sanil K James sentenced for 40 years for raping an underage girl
Via MediaoneTV Live on You Tube (Only You Tube Video There is)

Sanil James who was employed as a pastor of the Salvation Army Church in Peechi had, in April 2014, assaulted the girl near his residence. The chargesheet against the pastor was submitted by Ollur Circle Inspector Umesh.

“Another case related to sexual assault on an underaged SC/ST girl has been registered against him. The trial in that case is yet to commence,” said special prosecutor Pious Mathew. According to him, the police had commenced investigation in the case after the Child Welfare Committee filed a complaint against him.

Being a case registered under the POCSO Act, a special POCSO witness box was used which would make it impossible for the victim or the accused to see each other.

The in-camera proceedings too were special: Neither the prosecution nor the defence could question the victim directly.

~~End News~~


ShaunyNews Twitter: @ShaunyNews
Skype Username: shaunyg1973
ShaunyNews Facebook:

4 comments on “India: Pastor Gets 40-year Prison for Sexually Assaulting Girl

  1. Good points Anne. I think with 1.4 BILLION people there it must be almost impossible to keep track on things. Only when a complaint like this is made do we hear about it in the West. And woman’s right’s in India ‘Almost’ takes away the “Biggest Democracy on Earth” tag… You have been there yeah? x Did you see democracy? Often we have to define 1 thing to name another ..x

    For those who don’t understand democracy to it’s fullest. =
    Democracy definition. A system of government in which power is vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives. Note: Democratic institutions, such as parliaments, may exist in a monarchy.


  2. It always (Respectfully) astonishes me how 100, 1,000, or 10’s of thousands see it so utterly different..
    I respect a comment from everyone Anne, but it always fails when I ask for reasons or even respect (

    Liked by 1 person

Thank you for following my journey...What is yours?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s