Nimba: Man 26-Years Allegedly Rapes 13-Year-Old

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By: Nathaniel Tokpah ( Nimba County Correspondent)

Samuel Roland age 26, has been charged with statutory rape and sent to court by the Women and Children Protection Services at the Ganta Police Detachment in Nimba County.

Roland allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl in Ganta on Tuesday, 13 October in the Palm Farm Community.

The 26-year-old man escaped following his alleged commission of the crime and fled to Liberia’s capital, Monrovia.

Samuel Roland taken to court

The runaway man was nabbed three days later in the Peace Island Community, Oldest Congo Town, Monrovia, following a frantic effort from officers of the Liberia National Police.

After capturing him, the perpetrator was being transferred back to Ganta in order to undergo police questioning.

The preliminary investigation conducted by the Women and Children Protection Services at Ganta Police station charged the accused rapist with statutory rape.

He was forwarded to the Gompa Magisterial Court on Tuesday, 20 October and later sent to the 8th Judicial Circuit in Sanniquellie due to the volume of the crime.

Roland committed the act in his bedroom in Palm Farm Community. The accused is said to be a close friend of the victim’s eldest brother [name withheld].

Being a long time friend of the girl’s brother, Roland went to the victim’s residence on the LPMC Bye-pass, an area proximate to his.

He cohersed the innocent child by telling her that her brother (who is his friend), sent him (perpetrator) money to be given to her, but he had the money on his mobile money account.

Therefore, he asked the child to follow him so that he could cashed the money from his phone to have it delivered to her [victim].

Being ignorant of his devilish plans and trusting him as her eldest brother’s friend, the girl did not hesitate to follow him.

After reaching his house a few moments later, the alleged doer then asked the girl to enter his room in order to collect the money.

As she entered, he took advantage of her and penetrated her vagina with his penis.

Meanwhile, Mr. Jenkins Mangou, Commander at Women and Children Protection Services at the Ganta Police depot, reaveled that the victim [name with held for confidential reason] is currently undergoing medical treatment at the George Way Harley Hospital in Sanniquellie.

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