Liberian Court Nails 19-Year-Old Man for Raping 13-Year-Old Girl

Temple-of-Justice.0-2{LINA} – The City Court at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia has detained 19-year-old Akie Wesley, a resident of Sinkor, for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.

Defendant Wesley was arrested by police on Wednesday, July 27, based on a complaint filed by the victim’s mother.

The Police charge sheet says the defendant led the victim to his residence under knife-point and threatened to harm her if she refused to have intercourse with him, subdued her, and forcibly raped her.

The defendant allegedly detained the victim in his room for two weeks and sexually abused her until a neighbor rescued her.

The police claims the defendant confessed to the charges during investigation.

The defendant is being held at the Monrovia Central Prison pending trial.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.