Paedophile remanded at Mile II
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
A Norwegian tourist who was charged with paedophilia, alongside his Gambian accomplice, have been remanded at the State Central Prison at Mile II, after being paraded at the Brikama Magistrates Court.
The trial of Anthony Michael Dobson, 61, and 29-year old Mustapha Drammeh could not proceed as the presiding principal magistrate, Pa Harry Jammeh was reportedly indisposed.
Anthony Michael Dobson is facing criminal charges of defilement of a girl under 16 years, contrary to Section 127 of the Criminal Code and child pornography which contravenes Section 8(1)(a) of the Tourism Offenses Act 2003. Mustapha Drammeh was charged for procuring a girl for sex, contrary to Section 7(a) of the same Act.
Since the case could not proceed, the two men were later whisked away to the State Central Prison. Both men are expected back in court today to enter their plea.
Author: by Sanna Jawara