A 19-year-old man is being held at Aram Police Station in Rarieda, Siaya County, after a 15-year-old-girl who was supposed to join Form One this year was found in his house.
Confirming the arrest Rarieda Sub-county Police Commander Thomas Ototo said officers acting on tip-off from members of the public pounced on Charles Otieno at his rental house in Ndori trading center where the minor was also found.
According to the police boss, the suspect has reportedly been ‘cohabiting’ with the minor since November last year.
Mr. Ototo also stated that the girl has since been subjected to medical examination, adding that the suspect is staring at defilement charges.
He further issued a stern warning to “those with the habit of taking advantage of school girls to engage them into premature sexual experiences” saying those found culpable will be arrested and prosecuted.
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