A German national is facing charges in Kenya for allegedly defiling an 8-year-old girl in Malindi.
The suspected pedophile, identified as 70-year-old Karl Hein Otto, was arraigned in a Malindi Court Thursday. He denied the sexual assault charges when he appeared before Malindi Chief Magistrate Julie Oseko.
The Court heard that the suspect inserted his fingers in the minor’s private parts on February 2 within the Majengo area in Malindi sub-county.
On the second count, Karl Hein was accused that on the same day he inserted a plastic spoon in the girl’s private parts.
Prosecuting counsel Alice Mathangani opposed the release of the accused on bail arguing that he was a flight risk.
The suspect’s lawyer, however, told the court that his client had all the necessary documents including a passport. The lawyer requested that Hein be allowed to pick them from his residence.
But the Chief Magistrate ordered the accused to be remanded at the Malindi police station until next Monday when she will rule on his bail application.