Published: 2023-03-30 19:52
Last Updated: 2024-02-21 11:33
A man in his twenties was sentenced to seven years in prison for having sexual intercourse with a married underage girl when he 'promised to marry her,' according to the facts of the case.
The Grand Criminal Court accused the man who slept with the 16-year-old while she was staying at her parents’ house due to marital problems with her husband of the felony of "having sexual intercourse with a female other than his wife, who is over 15 years of age but younger than 18 years of age."
The 16-year-old met the accused through ‘kinship,’ according to the court.
The facts of the case revealed that in 2022, the victim had left her parents’ home and remained with the accused for a few days before calling her father to take her back home.
No further details were revealed.