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Two Students Plead Guilty to Homosexuality

Sep 1, 2008, 8:34 AM | Article By: By Yai Dibba

Two students, 15 and 17 years of age respectively (names withheld) on Thursday 29th August 2008 pleaded guilty to charges of homosexuality.

They were arraigned at the Brikama Magistrates' Court for allegedly having anal intercourse with some peers at the school campus.

According to one of the accused, it is the principal of the school who inspired them to carry out such indecent practice on the school campus.

The prosecutor, ASP Touray told the court that on 29th July 2008 the principal of the school was arrested on like accusations and is still under investigation by the police. He further told the court that on 5th of August 2008 an identical complaint was received that the two students currently standing trial were engaged on such indecent practice, which led the police to have them arrested. He adduced that under interrogation at the Yundum Police Station, the duo admitted of having anal intercourse with some fellow students.

Meanwhile the 15-year-old boy is remanded in custody at the Children's Wing at Old Jeshwang, while the 17-year-old is held on remand at the State Central Prison (Mile II).

The case continues on 11 September 2008 before Magistrate Johny Njie.