Gambian Paedophile Gets 10 Years For Raping Girl, 12

A Gambian man who raped a 12-year-old girl in the back of a tractor has begun serving a ten-year jail term at the country’s Mile Two Prisons.

Justice Simeon
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Sanna Camara of Basse, Upper River Region (URR), was found guilty of rape and attempted rape by the high court in Basse.

Camara is said to have in October 2014 took the young girl to the back of his tractor where he set on her in the cover of darkness. He was caught after neighbours were disturbed by the scream of his victim.

Police said Camara had rape the girl in the presence of another ten-year-old girl he had also tricked into the back of the tractor with intention of raping.

They added that while Camara was having sex with the girl, the attention of a neighbour who was passing by was attracted to the strange noise in the back of the tractor.

“When he (the neighbour) shined a torchlight on the accused, he tried to run away but thinking that he was a neighbour, the neighbour shouted out thief and he was caught by other residents,” the court heard.

The court also heard that the girl’s underwear was recovered from Camara’s pocket.

During police interview, Camara admitted having sex with the girl but said the sex was consensual. He said the girl did not cry when he was having sex her and it even made him wonder whether the girl has had sex before.

However medical documents revealed that the girl had suffered slight cuts at the premium and her hymen was ruptured

Sentencing Camara, the presiding judge, Justice Simeon Ateh Abi, said he was satisfied that Camara has had sex with the victim and had also planned to rape the ten-year old.

He said Camara had never denied having sex with the girl, who is classed a child under Gambian law. He added that he was also satisfied that Camara would have raped the ten-year old if he was not interrupted.

He added that although he has been empowered by Gambian law to impose a lengthy jail term on Camara, he would temper justice with mercy in the hope that Camara would make the most use of this leniency to turn a new leaf after serving his term.

 

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