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Pastor sacked for sex in Hamburg church

The Local · 7 Jan 2011, 14:10

Published: 07 Jan 2011 14:10 GMT+01:00

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Clergyman Michael G., a 49-year-old father of three, had sex with a 32-year-old woman in his church in the city's Altona district on November 17 last year, daily Bild reported.

The incident took place on an important holy day, the Day of Repentance and Prayer. The pastor’s sermon included the Biblical proverb: “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”

The pastor had held an evening service and then served red wine and finger food to his parishioners. Many stayed, including a 32-year-old woman who was also a member of the parish council.

The quiet drink appears to have gradually developed into a private party.

“The pastor kept filling glasses,” the woman told Bild.

Shortly after midnight, the woman and Michael G. were the only two people left.

“I wanted to go home, but then I didn’t feel well. I could not stand and I felt queasy and dizzy,” the woman said. “I sat down on a pew. Suddenly his nose was in front of my face. Then someone was fumbling around with my pants. Later I heard moaning.”

She could not remember any more than that, she said. She woke the next morning on the ground between the pews.

“There were cushions under me. I was naked from the waist down, without my pants and knickers. My legs were covered with the pastor’s robes. He was lying behind me.”

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A few days later the the pastor sent the woman several emails apologizing for his behaviour. She decided to report the incident and informed the police.

The state prosecutor’s office is now investigating the pastor on suspicion of sexual assault.

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15:21 January 7, 2011 by storymann
Maybe,,it is as she said,,,or at least most of it,,she hung in there and as she said got drunk.. stayed after every one went on their way,,then he came on to her,,I can see that happening, maybe she should have asked him to call a taxis,,if she was that drunk I would have thought the last person there would have offered to call her one or give her a ride,,but maybe the lech pastor said he would, I sure would like to ask the last person at the party what they think..
15:29 January 7, 2011 by derExDeutsche
No fair! Kissing AND Alcohol? They never get me drunk first.
18:25 January 7, 2011 by auniquecorn
Wow, Thats a first...

it was´nt a little boy this time....

Strange things will happen.
19:22 January 7, 2011 by lumberjack
Sounds like he is on the right road to become a Catholic priest.
20:03 January 7, 2011 by KamiZ
The incident took place on an important holy day, the Day of Repentance and Prayer. The pastor¦#39;s sermon included the Biblical proverb: ¦quot;Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.¦quot;

That's the best part. He repented and then he started sinning again. This guy is one bad ass priest :D
21:21 January 7, 2011 by DinhoPilot
I didn't want to make of fun such a delicate and sad matter but pastor was such a d***. She could say she didn't saw it that coming.. ^^

I bet now he will be all about forgiving etc... and that he didn't really do anything, didn't knew where is had is head, etc... First mistake for both was drinking until the state of drunkness, but the crime no matter what excuse was committed by the pastor. Bild (for some reason or to "sell" more had the nerve to post their pictures victms (needless to she is good looking old lady) but now they are not "available" anymore...

This another cause that shows why churches are getting empty, we have too many who talk and only a tiny group who lives it up!!!
04:34 January 8, 2011 by Prufrock2010
Apparently he did unto others as he would have others do unto him. He got one part of the biblical admonition right.
12:09 January 9, 2011 by tallady
Well at least he didn't use the line "God wants us to "
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