Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Pastor detained for allegedly raping members of his church

Posted on May 9, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Religion

Rio Pastor Detained on Rape Charges

Globo reported on May 7, 2013 that Marcos Pereira da Silva; pastor at Assembly of God of the Latter Days in Rio de Janeiro, was detained for accusations of raping six women of his church; including his ex-wife. One victim claimed she was raped for eight years by the pastor; since she was 14-years old. According to investigators, the pastor’s R$8 million apartment in Copacabana was home to sexual violence and orgies. Pastor Marcos Pereira da Silva did not comment on any of the charges. Read Article

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