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A pedophile sentenced to 81 years behind bars

The arrested 72-year-old foreigner, believed to be a pedophile, has been sentenced to serve 81 years behind bars.

Thomas Scheller was arrested by detectives from the Child Protection Unit on May 4, 2020, after the sleuths intercepted cyber tip line intelligence linking the convict to child pornography in Kwale County.

The pedophile, who had escaped to Kisumu after realizing that detectives were closing in on him, was finally arrested in Ngara, Nairobi, where he had harboured a 13-year-old boy.

With the help of local people, the minor had been trafficked from Dunga area in Kisumu, to where Mr Thomas was, in Ngara area.

Three victims, who had been introduced to hard drugs by the pedophile, were however rescued by the detectives and taken to rehabilitation centres.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations also welcomed the ruling made on that afternoon by Principal Magistrate Mrs Carolyne Njagi, at the Milimani Law Courts.

“We hope that the sentence brings some semblance of justice to the victims, relatives and friends of the children who suffered irreparably, from the beastly acts of the perpetrator,” said an officer from the detectives.

An in-depth analysis on the proficient investigation into this case by the DCI’s Child Protection Unit shall feature in the forthcoming edition of the DCI magazine – which is due for publication later in the month.

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