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Joseph Koffa, in his early 50s, was on Monday, November 28, 2011, handcuffed and subsequently sent to jail at the Monrovia Central Prison in South Beach, pending trial over sexual allegation.

According to report, Joseph sexually tempered with two minors between ages seven and eight in his bedroom at his Fiamah residence. But police say suspect Koffa preferred to remain silent on the allegation, pending contact with a lawyer.

Police charged sheet revealed that the 52-year-oldman was arrested on November 20, 2011, following claims by the children’s mother Olivia Zeon, that he raped the victims in his room.

Though the suspect has identified himself to the police as Joseph Koffa, other sources claimed the ex-footballer once played for Mighty Barrolle Foot Club and the national team, the Lone Star under the name Robert Wilson.

The victims mother Olivia alleged during investigation that her children were playing with defendant Koffa in his bedroom when he tempered with them sexually. The complainant said she immediately took the victims to a nearby health center, Good Will Clinic, for examination based on what the kids explained to her.

Olivia told police that the nurse at the clinic confirmed that the kids were actually tempered with after the examinations, and that suspect Koffa refunded LD$150.00 which she paid at the clinic, and requested that the case be kept secret.

One of the victims, said to be the older sister allegedly told her mother Olivia that prior to police investigation, suspect Koffa called her and her little sister in his room for farina. She further narrated to her mother that while they were in the room, suspect Koffa put her on his lap, undressed her and tempered with her.

She claimed that Koffa put the younger sister out of his room after he did the same to her. As for the older sister, she said Koffa passed her through his window when he noticed that her mother was calling them. Police say the act is in violation of Section 14.70 of the penal law of Liberia.

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