Man arrested after abducting, defiling 3-year-old girl


Man arrested after abducting, defiling 3-year-old girl

In Summary

  • The suspect, Kevin Onyango Odhiambo, a barber at Akala market, is said to have sneaked into the house where the child was, took her away before returning her after having sexually assaulted her
  • Gem sub-county children's officer Beatrice Auma Oguda said the child’s mother, who is a neighbour to the suspect, had left the girl together with her elder brother in the house and went to buy kerosene when the suspect sneaked in and committed the heinous act.
  • It was while taking the child to Akala Health Centre that the mother noticed blood discharge from her private parts.

A 22-year-old man was on Saturday arrested for allegedly defiling a three-year-old girl at Akala market in Gem, Siaya County.

The suspect, Kevin Onyango Odhiambo, a barber at Akala market, is said to have sneaked into the house where the girl was, took her away before returning her after having sexually assaulted her

Gem sub-county children’s officer Beatrice Auma Oguda said the child’s mother, who is a neighbour to the suspect, had left the girl together with her elder brother in the house and went to buy kerosene when the suspect sneaked in and committed the heinous act.

Speaking to Radio Ramogi, Mrs. Oguda said when the mother came back, she found the little girl sleeping on a chair but did not suspect anything until the following day when the minor’s ECDE teacher brought her home saying the girl was feeling unwell.

Mrs. Oguda said it was while taking the child to Akala Health Centre that the mother noticed blood discharge from her private parts.

At the hospital, the medics confirmed that the child had been defiled and upon interrogation, the girl’s brother, also a minor said it was their neighbour who stormed their house when the mother went to the market and took the child away before returning her.

Oguda said that the suspect, who was detained at Akala Police Station, would be arraigned in court on Monday to face defilement charges.

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