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Kenyan man faces up to 16 years in jail for suspected rape in US

A Kenyan man is facing jail time in an American prison for allegedly raping a young woman.

Teddy M. Muriithi was arrested last week in Greensburg, Illinois on suspicion that he raped a woman in a hotel room.

Muriithi, 38, of Hoffman, Illinois, faces a maximum of 16 years in prison if convicted.

The Kenyan was arrested around 1:30am on Wednesday last week after police were called to the Baymont Inn on reports of rape.

Muriithi has been charged with rape, which is a Level 3 felony.

According to court documents, Muriithi is accused of having committed sex acts to a young woman who was “unaware that the sexual intercourse or other sexual conduct is occurring”.

During an initial court appearance, Muriithi pleaded not guilty to the crime and is being held in lieu of Sh25 million ($250,000) bond.

He has requested for an attorney. His trial has been set for August 30th at Decatur County Circuit Court.