35-yr-old Nigerian arrested for raping 15-yr-old girl in Vietnam

A Nigerian man has been arrested in Vietnam for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl.

Rape is a serious crime

A 35-year-old Nigerian man, Emmanuel Emeka Ewuzie, has been arrested by the police in Binh Duong Province in Southern Vietnam, for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl, reports Than Nien News.

According to the report, Ewuzie who went to the Asian country in 2008 and has been working in a factory in the neighboring Ho Chi Minh City, reportedly lured the girl into his room on Saturday, October 3, where he flirted with her and asked for her phone number.

Later that day, he sent her a text, asking her to come to his room, where he had sex with her, investigators said.

After the girl went back home, her mother found text on her phone and asked her what happened with the Nigerian man and when she confessed to her mother, she reported the case to the police.

Though the accused told the police that he did not rape the girl as the sex was consensual, the police say he would be charged to court because going by Vietnam’s Penal Code, having sex with a minor (a girl below 16), is seen as rape and one can be sentenced to 15 years in jail. The sentence can be longer if the action causes pregnancy or significant health damage.

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