48-year-old man accused of defiling step-daughter,7, arrested
A 48-year-old man reported to have defiled his 7-year-old step-daughter on Tuesday night in Nyeri was on Thursday arrested.
The suspect, a casual labourer at Nairutia centre, is said to have defiled the minor when her mother was away, after which he left her helpless the following morning and went to his workplace.
“In the company of two female neighbours in whose home the girl had sought refuge, the Grade One pupil narrated her ordeal to the shock of Gender Desk officers, moments before the suspect was traced and nabbed,” the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said.
The victim has since been given medical attention, and the clothes worn on the fateful night secured for forensic examination.
Detectives have established that the suspect resides in a two bedroom house with his wife and the girl.
The three share one of the bedrooms and a common bed, leaving the other room unoccupied.
The DCI thanked the neighbours for their assistance and sensitivity with which they handled the delicate case, urging continued cooperation with the public in keeping children safe.
The law states that a person who commits an offence of defilement with a child aged 11 years or less shall upon conviction be sentenced to imprisonment for life.