Latest News

Man caught red-handed raping woman suffering from Down syndrome

By Mason White 11:28 AM December 7, 2014
Sad woman illustration 

By: Wayne Morin
A man was arrested on charges of rape after allegedly raping a woman, who is suffering from Down syndrome, police in Nigeria said.

Ogun State Police said that they arrested 32-year-old Saheed Egbeleye, after being caught red-handed raping the 21-year-old woman.

According to the police investigation, Egbeleye lured the woman to a room and raped her before being caught in the act. The Abeokuta Chief Magistrate’s Court heard that the incident unfolded on Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

Chief Justice Anthony Araba remanded the suspect into custody and was denied bail.

In July, four people were arrested and charged with numerous felonies after they held a mentally disabled woman and her daughter as sex slaves, according to police reports in Ohio.

Columbus Police said that three suspects, who are accused of enslaving a mentally disabled woman and her daughter, beat her, denied her food, sexually assaulted her, threatened her with dogs and snakes, and hit her severely enough to warrant a visit to a hospital.

The federal charges also allege that the three forced the woman and her child to sleep in unsafe and unhealthy conditions in a house in Ashland, which is located 80 miles northeast of Columbus.

They are also accused of restricting access to a bathroom, punishing them if they were dirty, forcing them to eat dog food, and ordering them to crawl on the floor with a dog collar.

Jordie Callahan, Jessica Hunt, and Dezerah Silsby, were charged with five counts, including forced labor, acquiring a controlled substance by fraud and theft of government benefits.

A fourth suspect, Daniel Brown, was charged after being accused of hitting the woman in the face, knocking her hands on a door, kicking the woman in the hip, and breaking her hand with a stone, forcing her to seek treatment and receive pain medication.