Koffi to serve two-year suspended jail term for rape

By Ken Kimani

Koffi Olomide 62, has been found guilty of the statutory rape of one of his dancers by a French court.

The selfie hit maker  was handed  a two-year suspended jail sentence on March 18 for sexually assaulting the dancer when aged 15. In 2012, Olomide was first charged with aggravated rape after four dancers accused him of s3xually assaulting them several times between 2005 and 2006.

According to the allegations, the assaults occurred both in DRC and France including a villa outside Paris. The women further claimed that they were held at the villa against their will.

Initially, prosecutors were seeking a seven-year sentence but the charges were reduced after the court dismissed the assault and kidnapping charges.

The 62-year-old was ordered to pay the former dancer 5,000 Euros or Sh570,000 in damages.