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No defilement charge for suspected paedophile who confessed on Facebook

A man who was arrested on Wednesday after bragging on Facebook about defiling several children will not be charged with defilement after all.

Instead, William Hanga Mwazombo will be charged with the lesser offence of child sex tourism.

The charge attracts an imprisonment term of not less than ten years upon conviction, and where the accused person is a juristic person, to a fine of not less than Sh2 million shillings.

A charge of defilement of a minor aged eleven years or less would have attracted life imprisonment upon conviction.

The 23 year-old suspect is an employee of Wells Fargo security firm and was arrested in Mpeketoni, Lamu county.