Koffi Olomide

Koffi Olomide handed a 2 year suspended sentence for raping his dancer

Rhumba sensation Antoine Agbepa Mumba alias Koffi Olomide has been found guilty of the statutory rape of one of his dancers by a French court.

The court handed the artiste 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.

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

The ruling was made in absentia as the controversial singer failed to attend the court session.

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

According to BBC, Olomide was also ordered to pay fine of the same amount for assisting three women enter France illegally. The ruling means the Congolese star only faces arrest if he commits further offenses.

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