Fisherman Caged For Attempted Rape

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A 45-year-old fisherman, who allegedly attempted to have sex with his co-tenant without her consent, is in the web of the law.

The accused, Oscar Anettey Abbey, is reported to have gone into the room of the complainant, Lekia Adjele, aged 25, when she was fast asleep at about 2:30 am on August 23, this year, at James Town, a suburb of Accra.

According to the prosecution led by Detective Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbiri, Oscar, having entered the room of Lekia, found her half-naked and applied Queen Elizabeth Cocoa Butter on her buttocks.

The accused, as told by Detective Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbiri, felt some sensation between her buttocks and Lekia woke up only to see Oscar standing by her bed with his penis erected.

The complainant raised an alarm and Oscar got out of the room but she chased him into his compound, got hold of him and attempted taking him to the James Town police station but the accused fled.

The complainant lodged a complaint, leading to the arrest of the accused.

Charged with causing unlawful damage to the trap door of the accused worth GH¢80, unlawful entry and indecent assault, the accused admitted the offence.

The court, presided over by Mrs. Ruby Naa Adjeley Quayson, convicted the accused on his own plea of guilty and deferred sentencing until September 7, 2016.


Man executed for killing a child

Sana’a, July 2009

Yahya Hussein al-Raghoah was executed on Monday by firing squad for raping and killing an 11-year child, Hamdi Ahmed in Sana’a capital last December, 2008.

Gathering of people and the victim’s family attended the implementation of the execution.

The appeal court upheld a sentence of the panel court which stated to send the al-Raghoah death in public.

The crime had become a public issue.


Two Saudi teengers face a 20- year verdict

Saudi Arabia, September 2005

Riyadh, Sept.10 ( BNA ) Two Saudi teenagers face the possibility of being prisoned for 20 years if convicted of raping two New Zealander minor girls.

The Saudi Alwatan Newspaper quoted Saudi diplomats as saying that the two16 and 17 year old teenagers were on a summer trip to join an English course.

Their tour was due to end mid of September but they were arrested after two girls accused them of rape.

They were arrested in last month on August 13th., the New Zealander Charge D’Affaires in Riyadh said, adding that a hearing session will take place on September 29th.


“Taxi Serial Rapist” Arrested in Panama City

Panama, November 2010

Six students from the Universidad Latina and the Catholic Universidad Santa María la Antigua (USMA) were raped by a person who was posing as a taxi driver. The alleged rapist, identified as 38 year old Hiroko Ramón Lay Castillo, was arrested on Friday at a residence in Juan Diaz, after a surveillance operation conducted by units of the Sex Crimes Division of the Directorate of Judicial Investigation (DIJ). The victims include a 17 years old.

DIJ Headquarters in Ancon, Panama City

The suspect was driving a yellow car, which he used to pose as a taxi driver, and he patrolled past the universities in search of his victims. Panama’s Auxiliary Prosecutor Angel Calderon said the detainee intimidated the girls with a knife, robbed of their cellphones, jewelry, cash, and then sexually abused them. The investigation revealed that Lay Castillo took photos of the girls, and filmed them during the rapes, and then later threatened to disseminate the photos and videos via the Internet. Calderon said the rapes were not committed by a gang, but rather by this one isolated individual who committed his crimes in taxis.


Guatemalan police officer arrested on charges of holding 14-year-old girl as a sex slave

Guatemala, August 2012

A Guatemalan police officer was arrested on charges of holding a 14-year-old girl as a sex slave for months, authorities said Friday.

Marvin Florian, 40, was taken into custody on Thursday by personnel from the internal affairs unit, the national police said in a statement.

The officer, who is accused of rape and torture, paid off the girl’s mother to keep quiet about the arrangement, according to the statement.

Florian was detained at a police precinct in a poor Guatemala City neighborhood, near the residence where he kept the girl prisoner for a year.

Authorities should investigate the possibility that Florian has been involved in other instances of “sexual slavery,” Alba Trejo, presidential commissioner for crimes against women, told the press.

Minors were the victims in nearly two-thirds of the 318 reports of sexual violence filed with police so far this year, the Guatemalan human rights office said.