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Man in police custody for defiling, impregnating teenager in Anambra

A 31-year-old man identified as James Rich has been arrested by men of the Anambra State Police Command, for defiling and impregnating a 14-year-old girl.

His arrested was ordered by the Anambra State Ministry of Women and Social Welfare after receiving report about the victim’s ordeal who resides in Awka.

In a statement by Chidinmma Ikeanyionwu, the media aide to the Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Ify Obinabo, the suspect confessed to the offence.

The statement reads; “Interviewing the suspect, he accepted to have defiled the 14-year-old and impregnated her in the process.

“He explained that he usually does so every Sunday morning at the church premises and that he has had carnal knowledge of her for about three times after which he gives her the sum of N200 to buy biscuit.

“The suspect, though married with two children and expecting a third child, lives in the church premises where he carries out his daily activity. He pleaded for pardon, stating that this was his first time committing the crime and that it was a temptation that made him do so.

“On her part, the victim who has developmental challenge, added that the suspect usually defiles her early every Sunday morning before the 6:30 a.m. service starts.”

Meanwhile, the Commissioner confirmed that Rich will be prosecuted by the state without delay in order to get justice for the girl.

She issued a stern warning to adults to stop defiling young girls especially minors to avoid spending the rest of their lives in prison.