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62-Year-Old Pastor Gets Two Years For Sleeping With 10 Years Old Girl

An Egor Magistrates’ Court, Benin, on Friday sentenced a 62-year old pastor, Alfred Idonogie, to two years imprisonment for defiling a 10-year old girl.
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Chief Magistrate Taye Omoruyi found Idonogie guilty of the offence after the prosecutor presented five witnesses who testified in proof of the charge.
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The prosecution witnesses included the victim’s grandmother, the girl, the investigating police officer and a medical doctor, who established that there was penetration into the little girl’s private part.
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The court said that the accused committed the offence on June 25, 2 013 at Onaghino Street, medical stores road, Benin City.
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The judge said the convict would spend six months in jail if he agreed to pay a fine of N200,000 Counsel to the accused, Mr U. Osa-Uwagie, indicated his interest to contest the judgment on appeal.
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The Coordinator, Edo State Child Protection Network, Jennifer Ero, who took up the matter, said the judgment was a victory for the child.
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She urged the public to be committed in the fight against child abuse.

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