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An assigned Judge at the 9th Judicial Circuit Court in Gbarnga, Bong County, has sentenced a convicted ‘rapist’ to 10 years imprisonment for raping a 14-year-old girl.

Delivering his final judgment on Wednesday, Judge A. Blamo Dixon told the court that the grand jury for Bong County indicted defendant Sheick Kenneth during the 2014 March Term of court on allegation of rape.

Judge Dixon told the court that the incident occurred at the New Ganta parking where defendant Kenneth inserted his finger in the girl’s private part.

The assigned judge informed the court that when the indictment was read to the defendant, he pleaded guilty and asked the court for mercy on grounds that it was work of the devil.

He said the court entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf for the state to produce evidence against him.

Judge Dixon said during the trial of the case, state prosecutors paraded four witnesses.

He said when the defendant took the witness stand, he affirmed the guilty plea and invoked mercy of the court.