Kenya: Priest Denies Sex Assault

Kenya: Priest Denies Sex Assault

The Star – A Catholic priest from Kisii County was yesterday arraigned in court charged defiling a minor.

Thomas Gori appeared before Resident Magistrate Lucy Kaittany for defiling a 14 year-old school girl in Ikuruma sub-location in Marani district.

The court heard that on October 12, Gori who was arrested from St. Teresa Manga Parish, intentionally and unlawfully defiled the child.

He denied that he indecently touched the private parts of the underage girl contrary to the offenses Act 2006.

The prosecution, led by Chief Inspector, John Osukuku asked the court to have him remanded for two days to enable police from Rioma police station complete investigations into the incident.

Osukuku showed took the accused through the offenses he was facing to enable him understand them for him to hire a lawyer to defend him.

The magistrate allowed the accused to be remanded and appear in court on October 16 after investigators have completed.

She fixed December 9 for the mentioning of the case. A hearing date will be set later.

Categories: Africa
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