AN evangelical preacher has been jailed for seven years after using his power and influence to rape a young girl at his home in Birmingham.
Judge Peter Barrie told Yosef Solomon: “You were in a position of trust and responsibility towards a very young girl and you took advantage of her in a terrible way.”
He went on: “I accept that this was a temptation that came your way without any pre-planning and that you carried it out without any particular violence.
Solomon, aged 37, of Serpentine Road, Aston, who was found guilty of charges of rape and sexual assault, was also ordered to register as a sex offender for life.
John Attwood, prosecuting at Birmingham Crown Court, said the victim first met the defendant at the Ebenezer Evangelical Church in Aston, where he preached.
He said there came a time when Solomon, who was married and a family man, had asked whether the girl could come to his home to help him look after his daughters after his wife had to go into hospital.
The girl’s mother agreed because she respected the defendant. On the second night she was at Solomon’s home, the defendant had invited her to watch TV with him and, when she came downstairs, discovered a pornographic film being shown.
Solomon then took advantage of the situation and went on to rape her.
Mr Attwood said, the following morning, Solomon had also “french-kissed” the girl, which had disgusted her.
Graham Henson, for Solomon, claimed the victim had made the allegations up and said the defendant was “a God-fearing Christian respected by members of his community”.
Ahaha okay so lets dehumanize the poor little girl for getting raped? Reminds me of the Bible:
Judges 21: 10- 24:
So they sent twelve thousand warriors to Jabesh-gilead with orders to kill everyone there, including women and children. "This is what you are to do," they said. "Completely destroy all the males and every woman who is not a virgin." Among the residents of Jabesh-gilead they found four hundred young virgins who had never slept with a man, and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh in the land of Canaan.
The Israelite assembly sent a peace delegation to the little remnant of Benjamin who were living at the rock of Rimmon. Then the men of Benjamin returned to their homes, and the four hundred women of Jabesh-gilead who were spared were given to them as wives. But there were not enough women for all of them. The people felt sorry for Benjamin because the LORD had left this gap in the tribes of Israel. So the Israelite leaders asked, "How can we find wives for the few who remain, since all the women of the tribe of Benjamin are dead? There must be heirs for the survivors so that an entire tribe of Israel will not be lost forever. But we cannot give them our own daughters in marriage because we have sworn with a solemn oath that anyone who does this will fall under God's curse."
Then they thought of the annual festival of the LORD held in Shiloh, between Lebonah and Bethel, along the east side of the road that goes from Bethel to Shechem. They told the men of Benjamin who still needed wives, "Go and hide in the vineyards. When the women of Shiloh come out for their dances, rush out from the vineyards, and each of you can take one of them home to be your wife! And when their fathers and brothers come to us in protest, we will tell them, 'Please be understanding. Let them have your daughters, for we didn't find enough wives for them when we destroyed Jabesh-gilead. And you are not guilty of breaking the vow since you did not give your daughters in marriage to them.'" So the men of Benjamin did as they were told. They kidnapped the women who took part in the celebration and carried them off to the land of their own inheritance. Then they rebuilt their towns and lived in them. So the assembly of Israel departed by tribes and families, and they returned to their own homes.