Crime

Church Leader Couple Sexually Assaulted A 14yr Old During A Prayer Session

A male church leader and a woman have been convicted of committing sexual assaults on women during prayer sessions. Benjamin Egboujor, 55, was found guilty today at Inner London Crown Court of one count of sexual assault and one count of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. Rose Oby Nwenwu, 43, was convicted of helping and encouraging Egboujor in relation to one of his victims, and of joining in that sexual assault herself.

The offences relate to two female victims at a Christian centre in south London – one was 14-years old. Nwenwu  played a vital role in the offending by bringing one of his victims to him, undressing her, encouraging Egboujor in his sexual activity and taking part in the assault herself.

CPS London reviewing lawyer Catherine Wear said: “Benjamin Egboujor sexually assaulted both victims under the masquerade of Christian prayer, abusing their trust in him as a long-standing religious leader.

“The prosecution case was that Nwenwu also played a vital role in the offending by bringing one of his victims to him, undressing them, encouraging Egboujor in his sexual activity and taking part in the assault herself.

“By the returning of these verdicts the jury has agreed with that approach and the testimony of the victims themselves. This case has made it clear that anyone who aids or encourages sexual assault is also guilty of a serious crime.”

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