Magistrate arrested for defiling a minor

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A police cell, a Senior Principal Magistrate in Migori County has been arrested for defiling a minor./COURTESY

A Migori-based magistrate has been arrested for defiling a minor.

James Ongondo, a 51-year-old Senior Principal Magistrate at Kehancha law courts in Migori County, was busted at a hotel room in Bomet on Thursday night while defiling a 17-year-old.

Ongondo had booked a room at Sharies Bar and restaurant at around 8:00pm.

He was later joined by the minor at around 11pm while drinking at the bar before proceeding to the room.

“Detectives based at Sotik Police station got wind of the incident and rushed to the hotel. They rescued the minor, apprehended the suspect and also recovered crucial exhibits including stained bedsheets. The exhibits shall be subjected to forensic analysis at the DCI National Forensic Laboratory, for DNA examination and other necessary tests,” said the DCI.

Both the suspect and victim were rushed to hospital for the necessary medical examination as the victim was later booked as a child in need of care and protection.

The magistrate is currently in custody being processed for defilement charges.

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