16-01-2020 by redazione
He would have abused a 15-year-old girl, lured her home with the promise to pay for her education.
This is the heavy accusation made by the authorities of Mwtapa, a town between Kilifi and Mombasa already known for the frequentation of tourists (mainly German and Swiss) devoted to sex for money and paedophilia, male and female and also residence of Italian characters of dubious morality.
Now Renato Pancino, a compatriot of 75 years, released with a bail of about 3 thousand euros, risks a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, according to Kenyan laws.
According to the news reported by local agencies, the Italian initially admitted sexual intercourse with the high school student, justifying himself by the fact that the girl assured him that she was of age, but in the second instance he denied all charges.
According to the girl's accounts, Pancino invited her into the house and offered her a "drugged" yogurt and she woke up naked in her bed, but the investigators are investigating this hypothesis.
What emerges from the reports is that the police allegedly broke into the apartment, warned by some local residents, and found the elderly man in the company of the teenager.
According to statements by a local women's rights activist, there are other cases of young people being approached with the promise of being able to pay their school fees in exchange for sexual services.
What is certain is that Kenya is no longer a paedophile's paradise, also thanks to the conscience of many parents and local volunteers who are working hard to unmask the shady circles that still resist in places like Mtwapa, interviewing hundreds of young girls and boys and monitoring the suspicious activities of many "mzungu".