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Crime & Punishment

Teen girl raped and arm robbed


Police here have sent to court armed robbery suspect Matthew Fallah who allegedly forced a 19 – year -old girl to suck his penis (nut), and took away her phone and cash while threatening to harm her with cutlass if she alarmed.

Police say defendant Fallah took the teen in an unfinished building and forced her to suck his penis (nut) on 6 September at about 22:00 hours in Gaye Town, Old Road in Sinkor, Montserrado County.

In addition to allegedly raping the victim, police say defendant Fallah also too away her black Tecno C-8 phone valued US$150 and cash of US$20.00 under cutlass point.

The victim told police that she was raped in the community around public owned Goodridge School under threat of cutlass by Fallah while she was returning from buying meat to eat her dried rice at about 22:00 hours on Thursday, 6 September.

Defendant Fallah, 21 and the 19 year – old rape victim are both residents of Gaye Town at Old Road where the incident occured, according to police.Defendant Fallah (alias Ricky) was arrested the next day, 7 September for rape and armed robbery.

Police say they retrieved from defendant Fallah the cutlass that he allegedly used in executing his rape and armed robbery operation.He allegedly admitted voluntarily to the crimes of armed robbery and rape, police say.

They say they established that the accused was armed with cutlass and he assaulted the victim in the process of raping and armed robbing her.He allegedly confessed that he took one cutlass from his bedroom and he had gone out to patrol in the community. He allegedly said he took the amount of L$600.00. Based on his alleged confession and the victim’s testimony, police have charged Fallah with armed robbery and rape, pending court trial.

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By Winston W. Parley

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