A judge has acquitted a pastor of four sex crimes after finding he did rape a woman, but not during the date range she claimed.
The judge-alone trial of Alofa Talouli Masina started in the ACT Supreme Court last week.
The 54-year-old from Sydney categorically denied allegations he convinced a Canberra woman to kiss and have sex with him under the guise it was part of a "prayer of deliverance".
The court previously heard he told the woman she'd be cursed if she didn't sleep with him, and with the "fear of God" she complied - but rejected his two forceful attempts to make her give him oral sex.
Justice David Mossop on Friday found the woman's version of events to be true and noted Mr Masina's proven tendency to use his position as a religious leader for his own sexual gratification.
The tendency was evidenced in court by three other women; one of whom said Mr Masina digitally penetrated her during a prayer of deliverance meant to help her ailing husband.
She gave evidence Mr Masina told her if she opened her mouth about the incident, someone was going to die.
The other two women told the court Mr Masina asked them highly sexualised questions during prayers of deliverance. Mr Masina told one of them a man on a white horse was going to come and have lots of sex with her, and made a "hip thrusting" action to demonstrate, Justice Mossop said on Friday.
Mr Masina told the other woman he'd been talking with the Holy Spirit, who'd informed him she'd had sex with an Asian man and an African man in a car.
Justice Mossop on Friday found the three women's accounts to be true, although they were not the subject of any charges.
Despite that, Justice Mossop said the central issue in Mr Masina's case was timing; whether or not he raped the Canberra woman on or about February 2, 2018, like the indictment said.
Justice Mossop said by the woman's own concession, she'd muddled up her dates when she said Mr Masina has visited her for one prayer of deliverance on Australia Day in 2018, then come back the following Friday.
Prosecutors previously told the court that wasn't damning to the case because the crimes only had to have happened "on or about" February 2. But Justice Mossop on Friday said records indicated Mr Masina's phone was only in Canberra on particular dates - dates his victim said couldn't have been right.
Justice Mossop said while it was possible Mr Masina hadn't taken his phone with him to Canberra, it injected a reasonable doubt into the case. He couldn't accept the assault happened after February 22 because Mr Masina's victim had ruled that out.
He found Mr Masina not guilty of rape and three counts of an act of indecency without consent.
Lawyer Adrian McKenna on Friday afternoon said Mr Masina was relieved at the outcome.
"After a long, arduous 18 months of court proceedings for him, the matter now has come to an end," Mr McKenna said.
"Quite simply, he's ready to return home to be with his family again and move on from the proceedings."