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Kenya Olympics Champion And Double Reigning World Champion Denied Defilement Of Minor In Court

The 25-year-old Kenya Olympics Champion and double reigning World Champion, Conseslus Kipruto appeared in court on Monday for charges of defilement of a 15-year-old girl.

The athlete, who won 3,000m steeplechase gold at Rio 2016, pleaded not guilty to the charges before a magistrate in his home town of Kapsabet on Monday morning. The age of consent in Kenya is 18.

He denied the charges and was released on a $1,800 (KSH 200,000) bond.

His case will be heard in May 2021.

That will be two months before he is scheduled to defend his Olympic title in Tokyo.

By discernsportblog

Former sprinter, Taewondo and Badminton Player. Sport Physiotherapist

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