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65-year-old man receives $270 fine after landlord caught him sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl

By Mason White 5:49 PM December 9, 2014
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By: Feng Qian
An elderly man was arrested, charged and convicted of sexual assault after sexually assaulting a young girl in his grocery store, prosecutors in Nigeria said.

Now, the Delta Magistrate’s Court sentenced 65-year-old Rafael Azubike, to 1 year in prison.

Judge Onyekwe Nnamdi also gave Azubike the option of paying a fine of N50,000 ($271) instead of reporting to prison. The court found Azubike guilty of one count of unlawful and indecent assault.

According to the police investigation, Azubike sexually assaulted the 12-year-old girl three times in his store.

When the girl entered the grocery store, Azubike ordered her to sit on his lap and he touched her inappropriately, the court heard.

He later warned her not to tell anyone. Azubike crimes were exposed when his landlord walked into the store and saw him touching the girl inappropriately.