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Lawyer caught fondling 9-year-old girl in courthouse lawn

By Mason White 2:14 PM August 14, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
A lawyer was arrested on a charge of sexual assault after allegedly fondling a little girl on the courthouse lawn, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State police said that the victim had just arrived from the United Kingdom along with her grandmother in order to settle a court matter in the country.

The 9-year-old victim, who was not identified, was lured to the courthouse lawn, where her private parts were touched. The girl began crying, attracting the attention of her grandmother who came to rescue her.

When the girl was asked what happened, she said that the lawyer stroked her chest and touched her private parts.

Witnesses at the scene said that the lawyer was seen walking around with the girl, saying it was his daughter. The lawyer was arrested at the scene, and was charged with one count of sexual assault.