Kochi: A Christian priest was arrested in Ernakulam district for sexually abusing boys who were staying in a boys’ home in Perumbadom. The priest, Father George, was the director of the boys’ home for the past three years.
The boys’ home at Perumbadom was an organization that provided shelter and education to children from poor families. However, the children were being abused there by the priest for a period of time.
The incident came to light after the boys ran away from there and contacted their families through a mobile phone from a person they met on the way. The families of the children lodged a complaint at the police station against the priest.
Father George reached the police station to settle the matter with the families and was trying to escape the law. However, he was arrested under the complaint and is lodged at the Mattancherry Sub Jail.
He has been charged under the Protection of Children From Sexual Offence (POCSO) Act, the police said. The children will be taken for medical checkups.