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Man, 20, arrested for raping 8-year-old boy and paying him 12 cents

By Mason White 2:13 PM March 23, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
A man was arrested and charged with child rape after raping a little boy, police in Nigeria said.

Jigawa State Police said that they have arrested a local 20-year-old man after being accused of raping an 8-year-old boy on several occasions.

The suspect was arrested on Sunday, after police received an anonymous tip. A medical examination was also carried out, which confirmed that the child was raped.

During questioning, the suspect confessed to the crime, and said that he usually gave the child N20 ($0.12) in exchange for sex. The suspect will be brought before a magistrate’s court judge for a bail hearing.

Last April, Ryan Sheppard, 19, was jailed without bail after he raped a baby so severely that the child required multiple surgeries to repair the damage. According to police, Sheppard, who lives in Maryland, sexually assaulted the one year old, while he was supposed to be babysitting the child.

After committing the sexual assault, Sheppard reportedly called the child’s parents and told them that the child was bleeding and having trouble breathing. Investigators said that the baby’s parents arrived shortly thereafter and found that the child’s lips had turned blue.

Sheppard reportedly admitted to detectives that he had abused the child. Sheppard was jailed on charges of first-degree sexual offense and first-degree sexual assault. He was denied bail.

The charges were subsequently dropped to a second-degree sex-offense charge, to which Sheppard pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.