Magistrate caught in lodging with an underage girl

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A Kenyan magistrate is currently in custody after he defiled a 17-year-old minor on Thursday, March 31, 2022.

James Ongondo, 51, a Senior Principal Magistrate at Kehancha law courts in Migori County, southwestern Kenya was busted at a hotel room in Bomet (Kenya’s Rift Valley) last night while defiling the juvenile.

At around 8pm, the magistrate turned suspect booked room 102 at a local bar he imbibed drinks at the bar. At around 11pm, he was joined by the juvenile and together they left the bar for the room.

Detectives based at Sotik Police station got wind of the incident and rushed to the hotel. They rescued the minor, apprehended the suspect and also recovered crucial exhibits including stained bedsheets.

The exhibits shall be subjected to forensic analysis at the DCI National Forensic Laboratory, for DNA examination and other necessary tests.

Both the suspect and the victim were rushed to the hospital for the necessary medical examination as the victim was later booked as a child in need of care and protection.

The magistrate is currently in custody and being processed for defilement charges.

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