Monday, August 15, 2022

American court jails 61-year-old for defiling minors in Bomet

A U.S based court in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has sentenced to 15-years and 8 months one Gregory Dow for defiling children in Bomet County.

The 61-year-old will also undergo a lifetime of supervised release in addition to paying Ksh 1.7 million for sexually abusing the four minors in an orphanage he operated with his wife back in Bomet County.

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“In a ruling made against a paedophile who defiled children in need of care and protection in Kenya, a U.S based court in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has today sentenced Gregory Dow, 61, to 15 years, 8 months in Prison and a lifetime of supervised release.

In an announcement made by acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams, Dow was also ordered to pay over Sh1.7 Million in restitution for sexually abusing four minors in an orphanage which he operated with his wife in Boito, Bomet County.” Said DCI

Gregory was unmasked following a joing operation between DCI Anti-human trafficking unit and child protection unit that revealed he had committed the crimes between October 2013 and September 2017 before fleeing to the U.S.

“Investigations conducted by DCI’s Anti-Human Trafficking & Child Protection Unit & the FBI revealed that Dow, had sexually abused at least four minors between October 2013 and September 2017, before his dark secrets were unmasked. He then fled Kenya to Lancaster County in the U.S” Said DCI

A multi agency team involving FBI trailed the suspect who had formed the shelter under the guise of Christianity receiving financial aid from churches from the U.S.

“”But our officers with the help of the U.S Embassy, the FBI and other Multi agency teams were hot on his trail. Ironically, Dow had established the Children’s Home under the guise of Christianity, with financial support from Churches & Faith-based organizations from the U.S.

This case serves as an example to all perpetrators of crime that you can run today, but you can never hide from the long arm of the law because DCI, will be after you.” Said DCI

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Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.

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