A 16-Month Old Baby Raped… As Alleged Perpetrator, 30, In Court To Answer

By Edwin G. Wandah

The parents of a sixteen-month old baby, who was allegedly raped by Mark G. Mangblih, have taken the alleged perpetrator to court.

Little Angel, is a resident of Fiamah community, while her alleged rapist, Mark G. Mangblih lives in New Matadi in Sinkor, Monrovia.

According to Police investigation, based upon a complaint by Gibson Cooper of Fiamah Community, defendant Mark G. Mangblih was arrested by police officer, Fred T. Davis.

Complainant Gibson told Police that, on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 1p.m., he was at a graduation party when he heard a loud noise, only to notice that little Angel was lying in a pool of blood and with bruises all on her back and bitterly crying.

He said in the process, a little girl, Isabella M. Zoegar informed him that she recognized the doer of the act. But according to Police preliminary investigation, defendant Mark G. Mangblih denied the allegation levied against him.

In his statement, defendant Mark G. Mangblih said on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 5 p.m. said he and his friends dressed a country devil as they usually do to generate money from people who will ask them to perform (dance).

Defendant said while in the process, they encountered a lady who was graduating but did not say which kind of graduation and they decided to follow the lady since indeed it could help them generate money as it was their intention.

Mark said, in that process, he was arrested by Police Officer Fred T. Davis and brought to the Liberia National Police Headquarters for questioning.