A 43 year-old rape convict, Emmanuel K. Jerbo, allegedly frightened his 13 year-old “step-daughter” with death threats, while allegedly raping her on several occasions, River Gee County Attorney Wesseh A. Wesseh has told this paper.
Convict Jerbo was brought down guilty by jurors at a Fish Town Court in River Gee, southeast Liberia; the court is expected to sentence him this week. While allegedly abusing the victim, according to the County Attorney, the convict often threatened to kill her if she told her mother of what he has been doing told her.
But multiple medical issues triggered confession in the case, as the victim informed her mother that her father had been abusing her. The victim was his “step- daughter,” Atty. Wesseh said Tuesday, September 1, noting that the mother is often doing business and away from home.
The 13 year-old still has “medical problems”, including bleeding and stomach problem, Attorney Wesseh said, though the convict has since denied the charge. Convict Jerbo allegedly took advantage of the absence of the girl’s mother to rape her, he added.
The Prosecutors produced several witnesses to testify in the case, including the medical doctor that treated the victim, police, the victim and her mother respectively. In another rape case from River Gee, a 15 year old handicap girl was fell victim of rape by suspect Charles Nyanforh.
The County Attorney Wesseh disclosed that the victim is said to be pregnant for four months, and the case is scheduled to be heard in November due to the victim’s current condition.
By Winston W. Parley – Edited by George Barpeen