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In Sierra Leone, 58-Year Old Ex-Service Man Rapes 9 & 13-Year Olds
By Dauda Koroma
Sep 22, 2010, 17:08

An ex-service man identified in court as Santigie Kamara alias 'Uncle Jay Jay' aged 53 years has been arraigned before Magistrate Court No. 3 for allegedly raping two underage girls.


According to the particulars of offence, Pa Santigi Kamara on diverse dates in the month of January 2010 at No. 20 Savage Square in separate instances allegedly raped the two girls, aged 9 and 13 years respectively. He is standing trial on four count charges of abuse of young girl and indecent assault.

 

Presiding Magistrate Shyllon asked the accused if he had a lawyer to which he responded in the negative but went on to say he was an ex-service man in the military.


However no plea was taken and since the accused was not represented by any lawyer, in his wisdom Magistrate Bankole Shyllon did not grant the accused bail and he sent the 58 year old alleged rapist to Pademba Road Prisons. Police Officers are prosecuting the matter.



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