"Nigerian pastor made young girls rub vaseline on his body, perform a full body massage, and aid him in masturbation."
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Tim Omotosho and what was revealed is so bizarre that the pastor urged his lawyers to use legal means in preventing the
Nigerian pastor Tim Omotosho, 58, was arrested sometime in April at a South African airport while trying to flee the country after a possible tipoff by a member of the security agency investigating his sexual trafficking and child molestation ring.
Omotosho hid in the women's toilet of the airport and was allegedly man handled, a treatment he decried in court while complaining of poor toilets in his detention cell; a situation which allegedly made him suicidal.
During the hearing in a Port Elizabeth court, the investigating officer Mr Plaatjies narrated a gloomy tale of Tim Omotosho's mode of operation;
Tim Omotosho was the kingpin of a child molestation ring and he used handlers who were older women in his church to lure vulnerable girls, about 40 of them, with some as young as 13. It was noted that the pastor wanted girls from poor and broken homes, typically girls with no fathers or male relatives who would look after them.
Once the girls met the criteria, they would be paraded in front of the pastor who would pick the most beautiful ones that then get residency in rooms within the church mission houses in anticipation of a sexual initiation by the pastor himself.
The girls accepted would be groomed by his handlers and lavished with money while some other forms of enticement included shopping gift cards for Shoprite, this was to ensure the girls were dependent and loyal to the pastor.
The girls for initiation would then be transported to Durban where they meet the pastor in a dark room. According to one victim, the pastor had them apply Vaseline(petroleum jelly) on his whole body, then a full body massage of which the penis was massaged as well. They would help the pastor masturbate and spill the semen on their thighs.
After this initial bizarre sexual fetish, the pastor would on subsequent occasions engage in penetrating sex without condoms. It was revealed that the pastor had unprotected sex with the girls and such risky behaviors in a county battling the HIV pandemic raises questions about the pastor's disregard for public health and safety.
It is also worthy to note that the court denied the pastor's bail application while two of his passports were seized citing fears of being a possible flight risk given a previous attempt to flee the country.