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42-year-old “bibi” who wanted to marry Class 8 pupil arrested in Migori

A 42-year-old woman accused of defiling a Class 8 pupil has been arrested.

The suspect was found with the 14-year-old boy at her home in Nyamaraga, Suna West Sub County on Saturday evening.

Area Assistant Chief Evance Nyarube said he got a report from irate residents who complained about her alleged relationship with the teenager.

According to him, the boy’s parents had repeatedly warned the two against having a relationship but their demands fell on deaf ears.

Mr. Nyarube said investigations established that the woman hinted that she intended to marry the teenager.

He reiterated that defilement is a crime stating that the suspect will face the law.

She is expected to appear before a Migori court on Monday.

“A person who commits an offense of defilement with a child between the age of 12 and 15 years is liable upon conviction to imprisonment for a term of not less than 20 years,” the Sexual Offenses Act reads.

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