LIBERIA: Man, 18, Jailed For Alleged Statutory Rape

The Monrovia City Court has remanded an 18-year-old resident of Sinkor, Monrovia at the Monrovia Central Prison pending trial for alleged Statutory Rape.

Police arrested Charles Passawe on November 5, 2014 and charged him for allegedly raping and impregnating a 15-year-old girl following a complaint by the victim’s mother, Sophie Mataley.

The girl (name withheld) told police in her parents’ presence during preliminary investigation she had sexual affairs with Passawe twice in February and July, 2014.

The police record indicated that Passawe admitted to the charge, saying their relationship started in January, 2014 during which they had sex on numerous occasions.

According the police record, Passawe was charged with statutory rape based upon his own admission and sent to the Monrovia City Court for prosecution.

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