Rwanda Police Arrest Teenager for Defiling Minor

By Jean Ndahimana

Kigali

Police in Gasabo district are holding a 17-year old boy, who allegedly defiled a 7-year old girl.

Supt. Emmanuel Hitayezu, the central region police spokesperson confirmed the arrest, saying that “investigations are still underway to have a conclusive case with medical examinations.”

The suspect from Cyaruzinga Cell in Ndera Sector allegedly committed the offence on October 30.

He was apprehended red-handed by residents, and handed him over to Police, the spokesperson explained.

The victim had been left with friends by her parents when the suspect took advantage and dragged her to the boutique he was attending to at the time, and defiled her.

The neighbours rushed to the rescue when they had the child crying and calling for help, residents said.

Meanwhile, the suspect, who admitted to the criminal act could only ask to be pardoned.

Defilement is punishable with a life sentence.

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