Joseph Wiredu Mensah, ostensibly a pastor, couldn’t control his immoral desires and severally had sex with a minor put in his care. Mensah, 27, an an associate pastor with the Seventh Day Adventist, (SDA), Church, was said to have had sex thrice with the victim, 14, between November and December. The last sex he had with the teenager, after the previous ones, landed her at the Saltpond Government hospital. Police prosecutor, Inspector Samuel Amoake told the a Cape Coast Circuit Court that Mensah took his victim to the hospital himself after she passed out due to several bouts of sex. The inspector explained that the victim’s mother put her in the pastor’s and his wife’s care being her school teacher. He described the victim’s mother as a trader and resident at Ekumfi Eyisam near Mankessim. The lead was blown off Mensah’s affair with the girl when he was admitted to the hospital. ‘It was then she was compelled to tell her mother’ the policeman said. The police have charged Mensah with unlawful defilement. Although the court could not take Mensah’s plea, he debunked the allegation against him. He claimed the girl told him someone had tried to defile her before she came to live him. Mensah also said he was compelled to send the girl to her mother when she bagan to show strange behaviour. The judge refused a bail plea by Mensah’s lawyer, ruled that he be remanded in police custody, while adjourning hearing to 30 January.