A man who was 18 when he allegedly defiled a 14-year-old girl in 2020 said that the two had made plans to wed. The incident took place in the sub-county of Kapseret. The defendants said they were lovers in a marriage-minded relationship in a statement submitted to the court.

The man, who was accused of defiling the child twice in his home, said that the girl’s mother encouraged her to file a lawsuit against him after they decided to further their relationship.

According to the charging sheet, the accused violated the girl in the Kapseret sub-county between November 23 and November 26, 2020.

The young man refuted the accusation in front of Chief Magistrate Dennis Mikoyan. Due to absent prosecution witnesses, the case has been postponed numerous times since October 2020.

The investigating officer is now required by the magistrate to make sure that all bound witnesses show up in court. The case will be discussed on November 9.

The defendant, who is now 20 years old, worked as a farmhand nearby.