The Rondebosch Common Ground Church has expressed its devastation after the arrest of one of its youth pastors on charges of child pornography.
The 26-year-old man was arrested last week after the parents of a 14-year-old victim came forward to police.
Senior pastor at the church Ryan Termorshuizen says the church is utterly shocked.
“These are the kinds of things that nightmares are made of for a church. As you can imagine, we are absolutely devastated as a congregation. A number of families who’ve had this young man in their home say it felt like a divorce when someone cheats and you just didn’t see it coming."
Police believe that as many as 60 children may have fallen victim to the youth pastor.