A 53-year-old man was, on Friday, July 2, 2021, arraigned in court in Kenya and charged with defilement.
Joel Etale is accused of defiling two Grade two minors aged nine in Kenya’s lake city of Kisumu. He is alleged to have committed the offence on diverse dates in June.
The suspect, an apartment caretaker, was also charged with indecent acts committed against the under-aged girls.
The court heard the suspect lured the minors into his house using money where he committed the act. The two girls testified that Mr. Etale warned them of dire consequences if they told anyone about his actions.
The minors’ teacher discovered what has been going on when she questioned them where they get money. They confided in her, and she reported the matter to the police.
Appearing before the Senior Resident Magistrate Joseline Mitei, he denied the charges and was released on a $2000 bond.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.