After one month of being found guilty of the rape and sodomy of a 13-year-old girl, Adedoja Olaniyi Bah has been sentenced to three successive life sentences plus an extra 76 years in Douglas County, Georgia, U.S.
Fox5Atlanta reports that Adedoja was declared guilty on 12 charges including rape, aggravated sexual battery, aggravated sodomy, , false imprisonment, two counts of child molestation, two counts of aggravated child molestation, aggravated assault, terrorist threats in October after a six-day jury trial.
The Prosecuting attorney uncovered how he spotted the victim, chased her into the woods near the Reserve at Sweet-water Apartments where she lived before punching and beat her, threw her to the ground before having carnal knowledge of her. During the attack, Bah threatened to kill her if she resisted.
The victim hurriedly ran to a family friend’s apartment to seek help after the attack, as reported in a press release that the Douglas County District Attorney’s granted. According to Fox5Atlanta, the defense asked the court, pleading for mercy and to allow Adedoja to return to his home Country. The Judge denied this request.
Judge Adams said, “mercy is not mine to give you. I’m not the one you should be asking for mercy from.” .
Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Samantha J. Newman told the court during the Judgement hearing,“This man is a predator in every sense of the word, and the only way I know to guarantee that he doesn’t rape another child is to make sure he is never outside of prison again”.
Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Samantha J. Newman also added“He deserves the sentence he received, and the victim deserves to know that Bah will never, ever, hurt her or anyone else again. Because of this victim’s strength and bravery in testifying, she has ensured the Defendant won’t be able to prey on another woman or child again”.