Sexagenarian Modou Cham Condemned for Raping a 13-year-old Girl

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Modou Cham, 63, was recently convicted and sentenced at the High Court in Banjul after he was found guilty of raping a girl he is 50 years older than says the Point in his columns.

The incident happened at about 27 or 28 November 2014, when the sexagenarian called the young girl into his room and forced her to have sex with her and gave her D50 which she returned and left. The victim in her evidence stated at the Court clearly that the accused lay her on the bed and forced her and had sex with her. 

Dr. Bittaye on 2 December 2014, examined the victim and issued a medical report indicated that the victim’s hymen was torn. He also revealed that the medical report also stated that the tearing was caused either by a penis, a finger or a stick. 

“I find the statement corroborative of the evidence of the victim on the point that the accused had sexual intercourse with her and I will give it full weight,” the Trial Judge remarked.

He, therefore, accordingly found the accused person guilty as charged for the offense of rape. Modou Cham was sentenced to five years imprisonment with hard labor. 

He ordered that the sentence shall be deemed to have commenced in December 2014, being the month of his first arrest.

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