Kenya’s World and Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto has been charged with defilement after it is alleged that he had sex with someone under the age of consent.
According to the charge sheet, Kipruto, a police officer committed the offence against a 15-year old girl last month in the western Nandi county.
He denied the charge and was released on a bail of 200,000 Kenyan shillings (about $1,830), according to local media.
The case was filed at Mosoriot police post by the teenager’s parents, where they alleged that their daughter, who went missing from home, was staying at the athlete’s home in Chesumei.
Upon returning home after three days, they interrogated their daughter seeking an explanation of where she had been.
The girl allegedly refused to disclose where she had been, and upon examining her phone log, it was discovered that she had been in constant communication with Kipruto.
It was then that the teenager allegedly disclosed that she had been putting up at the athlete’s home.
The girl’s parents, thereafter, filed a report at Mosoriot police post, alleging their daughter had been defiled.
Kipruto has not competed this season after pulling out of the season-opening Diamond League after testing positive for COVID-19.