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Kenyan in US charged with raping 15-year-old girl

An anti-rape poster in India. PHOTO | AFP
An anti-rape poster in India. PHOTO | AFP

A Kenyan has been charged with forcing a 15-year-old girl into an alley and forcing her to perform oral sex on him in Tacoma, US ast week.

Michael Muthee Munywe, 36, was on Monday charged with first-degree rape and first-degree kidnapping with sexual motivation for an incident last Wednesday and his bail set at Sh102 million ($1 million).

According to a press release from the prosecutor’s office, the girl called 911 and told the dispatcher where she was and what she was wearing, but acted like she was talking to her mother.

The dispatcher asked if someone was trying to hurt her, and the girl said yes.

Police arrived and saw the girl and Munywe talking and officers “noted she had a terrified look on her face as if she was in extreme distress” and immediately pulled her away from Munywe.

The girl then told police she got off the bus and saw Munywe at the bus stop.

She didn’t know him, but he approached and said “I missed you, I’m glad I see you again.”

She said he kissed her on the check and she pushed him away, but he tried to do it a second time and ended up grabbing her arm and forcing him to walk with her.

She said Munywe told her he would hurt her if she tried to get away, and dragged her into an alley and forced her to perform oral sex.

According to the News Tribune, Munywe appeared drunk according to the charge sheet and he will return to the court on December 28.

The press release said Munywe remains innocent until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt.



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