A Corporate Area pastor has admitted to repeatedly having sex with a 12 year old girl who he impregnated.
Pastor Kenneth Blake on Monday pleaded guilty to the offences of grievous sexual assault, having sex with a person under 16 years old and sexual touching when he appeared in the Home Circuit Court.
His guilty plea followed two years of denials.
The 56 year old pastor of Harvest Temple Apostolic Church, located on Slipe Pen Road, in Kingston, was also charged with rape and forcible abduction, but those charges have been withdrawn by prosecutors.
He will be sentenced on October 18 and has been remanded in custody.
The charges were filed after the teenager gave investigators a detailed statement in which she complained that Blake had sex with her at his St. Andrew home in 2015, when she was 12 years old.
The abuse continued until August 2017 when she discovered that she was pregnant and confessed everything to her mother.
Blake denied the accusations, even after two DNA tests found that there was a 99.9 per cent chance he could not be excluded as the father of the child.