Mother does nothing after catching neighbor sleeping with her 10-year-old daughterBy Mason White 12:05 PM November 26, 2014
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A mother turned her back and walked out on her daughter after she caught a neighbor sleeping with her, police in Nigeria said.
Lagos Police said that they have arrested 20-year-old Godswill David, after allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl in her bed.
According to the police investigation, David, who lives in the same building as the victim, asked the young girl for laundry detergent.
The victim went looking for detergent. The suspect followed her into the room, and forcibly undressed and raped her. The girl screamed, prompting her mother to come into the room.
Sadly, after the mother saw David making out with her daughter, she turned around, left the room and shut the door.
David had threatened the victim that she would die if she told anyone what happened between them.
The next day, David again barged into the victim’s room and attempted to sleep with her. Luckily, the girl managed to escape and told her aunt about the attacks.
The child’s aunt notified the police, and David was arrested. The suspect was charged with one count of unlawful defilement.
David pleaded not guilty to the charge, and his bail was set at N500,000 ($2,816).