On 25 may 2018, the case was argued;
The President mentioned to the suspect that the
prosecutor brought him before the Court to defend himself
on the above mentioned allegations;
The suspect was interrogated; the Registrar took note of
the answers of the suspects and statements of the
claimant of civil damages;
The public Prosecutor made an application for 10 years of
imprisonment of the suspect;
The suspect made his submissions;
The debates were closed; and the case was adjourned for
deliberations and decision to be made in the public hearing
of 29 May 2018. On this date and in accordance with the
law, the Court made the decision in following terms:
THE COURT
Considering the evidence on court records;
Taking into account the interrogation statement of the
suspect;
Noting the submissions of the claimant for civil damages;
Considering the submissions of the public prosecutor;
Considering the suspect’s submissions;
Having deliberated in accordance with the law;
Whereas, based on the interrogation statement by the
Public Prosecutor dated 4 May 2018, the accused was
brought before this Court, in any event before the
prescription of the criminal action, on allegations to have
committed in Pikine in 2018, using violence, coercion,
threat, an attempt of rape of …., a 13 years old minor;
To have committed in the same circumstances, acts of
pedophilia on the above- mentioned minor;
To have committed in the same circumstances, acts of
abduction of the above- mentioned minor;
Offences provided for and punished by articles 230, 320
bis and 348 of the Penal Code;
ON MERITS
On the criminal action
Whereas the suspect denied the alleged facts;
Whereas the public prosecutor applied for 10 years of
imprisonment for the suspects;
Whereas based on the court records and debates during the
public hearing it appears that the suspect is proven guilty;

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