Koffi Olomidé Found Guilty of Raping a 15-Year-Old Girl

BBC is reporting that Koffi Olomide has been found guilty of the statutory rape of one of his former dancers when she was 15.

According to the media house, the Congolese star was handed a two-year suspended jail sentence by a court in France in absentia, as he failed to turn up. And the ruling means Olomide only faces arrest if he commits further offences.

For now, the 62-year-old was ordered to pay 5,000 euros ($5,700; £4,300) in damages to the former dancer. And a Nanterre, France, court also ordered him to pay a fine of the same amount for helping three women enter France illegally.

The rumba and soukous singer was first charged in 2012 with aggravated rape but the charges were reduced. And four dancers who used to work for the musician told the court that he sexually assaulted them multiple times between 2002 and 2006. They said the assaults happened in the Democratic Republic of Congo and France.

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