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Pastor gets 6 month jail sentence for raping 10-year-old girl

By Mason White 3:57 AM February 17, 2014
 

By: Anika Rao
A pastor was sentenced to just six months in jail despite being convicted in a Nigerian court of raping a little girl.

The Egor Magistrate’s Court sentenced 62-year-old Alfred Idonogie on Friday, after being found guilty of raping a 10-year-old girl, who lives in his neighborhood.

The victim’s grandmother, the girl, the investigating police officer and a doctor, all testified in court about the attack.

The court was told that the defendant committed the offense in his home, which is located on Onaghino Street, in Benin City.

The judge sentenced the defendant to six months in jail if he agreed to pay a fine of N200,000 ($1,250).

Idonogie’s defense attorney vowed to appeal the harsh sentence.