Pastor arrested on sex charges

KINGSTON – The Kingston pastor who was being sought by the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) for allegedly repeatedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl before impregnating her, is now in jail.

Kenneth Blake, 52, pastor of the Harvest Temple Apostolic Church, located on Slipe Pen Road, was this morning arrested and charged with rape, forcible abduction, grievous sexual assault, sexual touching and sexual intercourse with a person under 16 years old.

Blake was charged after he surrendered to investigators at CISOCA.

He was accompanied by his attorney and members of his congregation, law enforcement sources revealed.

The pastor is scheduled to appear before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on August 22.

The Gleaner reported last week that the now 14-year-old victim has given investigators a detailed statement in which she alleged that Blake initially forced himself on to her before he began to reward her after their sexual encounters.

“He would give her money and other gifts so that she would not tell anyone,” one source revealed.

However, according to the source, the alleged sexual relationship came to light in June this year when the 14-year-old discovered that she was pregnant and confessed everything to her mother.

According to law-enforcement sources, the pastor is engaged to the mother of the 14-year-old girl.

One source said the child reported that she would often visit the clergyman’s St Andrew home to look for her older sister, who was sent to live with the pastor “due to the lack of convenience at her mother’s home”.

She reported that during one of those visits in 2015, the pastor sent her older sister to downtown Kingston before having sexual intercourse with her against her will.

According to her account, the clergyman also supplied her with money and other gifts before their sexual encounters ended in April this year.

Source: (The Gleaner)

32 Responses to Pastor arrested on sex charges

  1. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley August 16, 2017 at 1:36 am

    So many hypocrites hiding behind church walls

  2. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall August 16, 2017 at 1:56 am

    The pastures

  3. Jennifer August 16, 2017 at 4:49 am

    Well this is no surprise that they keep preying on the weak and vulnerable. They have always done it with lies and deception to the ignorant.

  4. Ricardo Jessamy
    Ricardo Jessamy August 16, 2017 at 5:21 am

    The ain’t leavein nothing for me to do …

  5. Steve Jemmott
    Steve Jemmott August 16, 2017 at 6:12 am

    .”..he was accompanied by his Attorney and members of his congregation”……Wow, more harvesters?

  6. Raymond Brathwaite
    Raymond Brathwaite August 16, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Waiting for Reverend sandiford and the others to comment…they were very vocal about the crop over events and the youths behavior.

  7. Abiola Yearwood
    Abiola Yearwood August 16, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Man to man is so unjust . You don’t know who to trust.

  8. Christopher A Oliver
    Christopher A Oliver August 16, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Wolf in sheep clothing….engaged to mother, older sister already living at him and him a rape the young one….wunna seeing the pattern….

  9. Joyce McIntosh
    Joyce McIntosh August 16, 2017 at 6:39 am


  10. Jeff Weekes
    Jeff Weekes August 16, 2017 at 6:44 am

    A man is just a man

  11. Ashanda Coward
    Ashanda Coward August 16, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Why are these men of God allowing the enemy to get them to.bring shame to God. It’s a spirit that needs deliverance, but most of these pastors don’t preach deliverance or hell so how can they even be healed? They have a spirit of lust and perversion and some know but before they cry out to God and get help they allow the enemy to deceive them with they eyes. Smh its real sadden very very sudden.

    • Everton Kennedy
      Everton Kennedy August 16, 2017 at 10:55 am

      A lot of these so call men of god entered the ministry for their own sake,they were never called by god , so the preach their own doctrine, instead of winning souls for god,so the holy father deliver them in the hands of the devil,it is their shame,not god’s, because in this business of winning souls,you have to be pure or the devil will take you.

    • Belfast August 16, 2017 at 10:46 pm

      Why make you think that they are men of God?

  12. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner August 16, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Why is anyone surprise to hear about this.

  13. Avery Bowen
    Avery Bowen August 16, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Steve behave, thing is he seems to be harvesting 3 fields at one time

  14. Diana Cave
    Diana Cave August 16, 2017 at 7:21 am

    So true Ashanda Coward ! They are not fully grounded in Christ none of these pastors don’t preached about deliverance . Elders and church members as well in every church are committing sexual sin some are doing it openly and some are undercovered .

  15. Nikky Daisley
    Nikky Daisley August 16, 2017 at 7:24 am

    He just want torchoring an set a fire disgusting

  16. Joy Waldron
    Joy Waldron August 16, 2017 at 7:43 am

    See that’s why I worshipping no man no pastor priest none none … going continue read my bible and try doing what’s right…
    Revelations ppl open your eyes… last days …

  17. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose August 16, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Am i the only one who cant access this article? Question why isnt this article coming up.
    Barbados today are you all deliberately covering this up!not to expose this sexual deviants behavior for the world to see, you all do knnow thats collusionsmh.

  18. Bonita Weekes
    Bonita Weekes August 16, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Why do people seem to rejoice when they hear about a pastor involved in any thing. Being a Pastor does not make you a super being, he is still a man and can still have a spirit of lust. Most do not protect themselves against this kind of thing because they probably feel that they can do it on their own. Any pastor should have another person that he is accountable to and need deliverance for things they have difficulty with. For several years I used to hear one pastor say that he constantly asked God to take control of his sex organ and his eyes, he never did interviews with females behind a closed door, another person had to be near. He made sure that he covered himself, he died recently and nobody ever had anything to say about him and women. The enemy uses sexual sin against them because he knows it’s easy to get them on that. It’s sin against your own body and your body is the temple so how best to defile it. They need to not trust in their own ability and protect themselves. Why do people talk about not believing in a pastor? no one should believe in a Pastor, you believe in God. When we had white priest in pulpits that taught you nothing there was no problem but since the advent of black people in pulpits, it’s as though there is a set of people who are always ready for their downfall. The men who will criticise them have also committed sexual sin many times, so sin is sin. It’s sad when these things happen but that is to detract us. Hope its a lesson for others to seek healing and protect themselves. The spirit of lust isn’t going to pass you by because you preach.

  19. Yvonne Brad
    Yvonne Brad August 16, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Sad Sad they are all the same prying on the weakness of women and men. Sad Sad Very Sad.

  20. Khanum Hatap Aabbab
    Khanum Hatap Aabbab August 16, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Lol nothing new under sin just like what the so called slave masters was doing back in the day with that so called bible aka word of god

  21. Blessed Bobb
    Blessed Bobb August 16, 2017 at 9:43 am

    These leaders are not learning too many leaders are falling, because instead of studying God’s word,praying and fasting,they are studying how to manipulate young girls and get in their drawers.
    Yet parents have a role to play as well,stop trusting men of God with your kids,and next level where is his wife?
    There needs to be stiffer penalties for men of the cloth,because when you can’t trust men of God with your kids who can you trust?

  22. stephanie August 16, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    he is a wicked man the mother and sister not enough and the he sent the sister to town to commit this act he knew full well what he’s about the mother also want locking up when she’s engaged to him and then sent her older daughter to live with him she want some jail time also

  23. samantha walker August 16, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Very few TRUE / REAL leaders !!

  24. kathy-Ann Clarke August 16, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Wait, he real smart with himself tho. He engaged to the mother, an older sister live at him, and he having sex with the 14 year old.
    So, therefore he take over all the women on that family, boy he living it up.

    You mean to tell me that even if the conditions at home weren’t good enough for all of them, the older sister don’t have grand parents, or an aunt, or better yet, her father ?

    This mother that he engaged to, I honestly believe that she knew what was happening. No doubt !!

  25. BObo The Clown August 17, 2017 at 8:19 pm


  26. jrsmith August 18, 2017 at 4:56 am

    One big issue this pastor would not be arrested is he was in barbados , it would be covered up and finish with,,, the parents who belong to these churches and allow the pastors to molest they children in the name of god are the most evil , wicked bible whackers …………
    But then what would you expect of people who think a rainbow or lightning is a miracle………………………….


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