Pastor 'destroyed my family'

Pastor 'destroyed my family'

SINGAPORE - When the mother took her young daughter to church in 2010, she had no inkling a dangerous predator lurked, hiding behind a pastor's garb.

And when he made his move to satisfy his carnal desires, the assistant pastor wrecked the girl's life and broke up her family. Her parents are no longer together.

Picking up the shattered pieces of her life has not been easy for the girl, now 17.

It has been about two years and the memories still haunt her.

In her victim impact statement, parts of which were read out in court, she said recurrent memories of the sexual acts leave her feeling scared, hurt and angry.

For months afterwards, she had nightmares of the man and of what happened.

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