The T&T Council of Evangelical Churches says it is disheartened to learn of the inhumane conditions at a Church and Rehabilitation Centre in Arouca.
It adds that the actions of the Centre’s Pastor are not reflective of true Christian virtues.
In a release, the Council when someone who carries the title of pastor behaves in an unchristian way, the Church comes into disrepute, and understandably so.
It is however distancing itself from the situation, saying it in no way condones his actions and those of his staff.
It also expressed hope that the victims will receive all the necessary counselling, medical and financial support that they need to make a full recovery and be reintegrated into society.