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In Nimba: 11-year-old girl gang raped to death

Police in Saclepea, Lower, Nimba County are investigating several suspects for allegedly gang raping an 11-year-old girl to death in Bweh Town, Electoral District#7.The victim was a first grader at the Johnny Vokar Public School in Saclepea, but had gone for a weekend in Bweh, her home town when she was allegedly gang raped by group of men.

Family sources told the New Dawn the deceased had gone to a creek to wash her clothes when she was allegedly gang raped.Police in Saclepea have arrested three suspects, who are being probed in
connection with the alleged act.

Two of the suspects yet to be identified, linked a 48-year-oldman as an accomplice.According to them, the 48-year-oldman came from the same direction in which the body of the 11-year-old was discovered two days later with blood stains in her private parts.

Those currently undergoing police interrogation include 42-year-old Joshua Kerwon, who has been linked by the other two suspects as prime suspect. Others are Eddie Paye, 26, and 30-year-old Saye Dolo.

Statistics at the Women and Children Division of the Liberia National Police in Nimba, shows that sexual violence against women, including rape has been on the increase since 2018. In November 2018, Police in Flumpa along the Ganta-Saclepea highway in Electoral District#8 arrested a 28-year-oldman for allegedly raping his two months old baby in the same room after his wife denied him sex that night.

Suspect Amos Dolo hails from Bong County, but had gone to Flumpa, Nimba County to speak to his baby mother when he allegedly committed the act.Medical report established the infant was sexually abused, which led the Police to charge Amos with rape and subsequently sent to the prison
compound in Sanniquellie.

However, was later seen in public which caused the baby’s mother to leave her home town, Flumpa, in apparent humiliation.At the same time, 32-year-old Saye Doe, a resident of Gbahn Town along the
same Ganta-Saclepea highway, allegedly raped a baby to death, and apprehended and detained, but later released.

By Thomas Domah/Nimba–Editing by Jonathan Browne

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