Friday, August 23, 2019 - A Kenyan man living in Texas US has been slapped with a life a sentence for rapping a mentally ill woman.

Anthony Nyakeo, 53, is said to have sexually assaulted the 74-year old lady at a nursing home, where he worked, in January 2018.

The victim, who suffered from dementia, died of Alzheimer’s disease months after the assault at age 75, according to police report.

“After the assault, nurses caring for the patient found blood in her underwear.”

“An exam found evidence of vaginal tearing consistent with sexual abuse, and staff recovered DNA during a sexual assault exam that was eventually used to tie Nyakeo to the assault,” the District Attorney’s office told Dallas News.

The court was told that Nyakeo committed the dreadful act despite knowing that the woman could not consent to sex or resist his advances because of her mental condition.

However, Nyakeo, in his defence, denied rapping the woman, claiming that someone instead took his DNA from a used condom and planted it on her body.

“I just gave her a shower and took her to the dining area,” he said.

All the men working at the nursing home were asked to give their DNA samples and Nyakeo’s is the only sample that matched the one recovered from the elderly woman.


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