Koffi Olomidé sentenced to two years for raping 15-year-old girl

Congolese singer, Koffi Olomidé, has been found guilty of statutory rape of one of his former dancers when she was 15, BBC reports.

The sentence was handed in Olomidé’s absence by a court in Nanterre, France.

The 62-year-old was given a two-year suspended jail term which means that he would only face arrest if he commits further offences.

He will also pay 5,000 euros (N2,058, 650) in damages to the former dancer.

Olomidé was also ordered to pay a fine of the same amount for helping three women enter France illegally.

His lawyer hailed the ruling as victory, saying it would bring an end to the international arrest warrant issued for the music star.

Four former dancers of Olomidé first filed charges of sexual assault against him in 2012.

They said he sexually assaulted them multiple times between 2002 and 2006 in Congo and France.

Olomidé has been arrested severally for multiple reasons. Among others, in 2018, he was arrested for assaulting a photographer.