Rapist priest’s ‘ploy’ to marry victim, avoid jail spotlights misery faced by India’s sexual assault survivors – Asia – South China Morning Post

Rapist priest’s ‘ploy’ to marry victim, avoid jail spotlights misery faced by India’s sexual assault survivors – Asia – South China Morning Post

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A defrocked Catholic priest who raped and impregnated a 16-year-old girl in India has failed to avoid prison by offering to marry his victim – despite her also petitioning the court for his release – prompting women’s rights activists to lament the “life of hell” that unmarried survivors of sexual assault regularly face in the country.Robin Mathew was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in 2019 for the rape of a girl three years earlier while he was still the priest of St Sebastian’s Church in…Read More

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