Chief Justice,Francis Korkpor
Two Sentenced For Rape, Stabbing In Gbarpolu
By Emmanuel Mondaye, Gbarpolu County Correspondent
BOPOLU CITY, Feb 25 (LINA) - The 16th Judicial Circuit Court in Bopolu City, Gbarpolu County, on Monday sentenced two persons to four and seven years in prison for stabbing and rape respectively.
Judge George Wiles sentenced defendant Geba Talawaly to four years in prison for stabbing one Sulay Kamara in his stomach in Bopolu City on December 1, 2013.
In his judgment, Judge Wiles, however, cautioned that convict Talawaly should not be subjected to any strenuous punishment in keeping with law.
Complainant Kamara, who underwent medical treatment at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Monrovia for the wounds sustained, was present in court when the judgment was handed down.
The court has at the same time handed down a guilty verdict against defendant Mohammed Saryon for “Statutory Rape” and sentenced him to seven years in prison.
Saryon was indicted and charged with the crime of “Statutory Rape” on the 18 of December 2013. According to the verdict of the jurors, Defendant Mohammed Saryon raped 11-year-old Madusu Kamara.
The minimum penalty for statutory rape is not less than fifteen (15) Calendar years, but because the defendant through his counsel admitted to committing the crime and prayed the court to mitigate the sentence, it was reduced to seven years imprisonment.