Bus driver who raped 10-year-old girl for hours tells police she was having sex with others as wellBy Mason White 9:10 AM March 28, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
A child rapist who was arrested and charged, came up with a classic childish excuse.
The suspect told police that the 10-year-old victim had been sleeping around with other men as well, police in Nigeria said.
Enugu State Police said that 38-year-old bus driver Joseph Akpu, has been charged with one count of child rape. According to the police investigation, the mother hired the suspect to drive her daughter to and from school.
The suspect was being paid N3,000 ($18) per month for his services. One day, instead of taking her to school, Akpu took the girl to his house and raped her for several hours before driving her back home.
Akpu threatened to kill the girl if she told her mother or anyone else about the rape. The following day, the defendant drove the girl to his house again and began to have sex with her. Luckily, a neighbor realized what was happening and he called police, who arrested the Akpu.
Akpu’s attorney said that his client did not force the victim into bed, adding that the sex was consensual. The attorney also said that the victim “has been doing it with other men anyway.”