US executive jailed for child sex

An American executive has received a 15 year prison sentence from a Kenyan court after he was found guilty of having sex with minors.

John Cardon Wagner was found guilty of defiling three girls aged between 13 and 14 years at his house in an upper class Nairobi suburb. Two women – Judy Nyaguthii and Faith Nyawira – were jailed for 10 years each. They were accused of bringing the girls to Wagner and therefore facilitating prostitution.

Mr Wagner was the Chief Executive for the exclusive Java chain of coffee houses. The case first came to light in June 2008 and prosecution has been ongoing for over a year. During the trial, Wagner was granted bail but had to deposit his passport with police to prevent him from fleeing the country.

The trial was a drama of sorts, with allegations that the prosecution was bungled. There were reports that the defilement allegations were instigated by persons or organizations extorting money from Wagner. At the end, though, the judge seemed convinced enough by the evidence to convict Wagner.

Cases of child sex abuse have reached alarming levels in Kenya, fuelled by an erosion in traditional values, the growth of urban slums and poverty.

Wagner is going to face a difficult time in Kenya’s notorious jails where violence, sodomy, drug dealing and disease are the order of the day.

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10 Responses

  1. I feel so sorry for him.
    As the old saying go’s If You Can’t Do the Time, Don’t Do The Crime!!

    • I feel no sympathy whatsoever for any pedophile on the face of the earth..HE SHOULD BE EXECUTED and you feel SORRY for him???

      Clueless.

  2. Nah…the guy is big and strong he’ll do fine in jail.

  3. No-I dont feel sorry for him.He should rot in jail and shame on the women! the underage girls could have been thier daughters!!!

  4. If he is married, he should be killed as it occurs in the Scriptures. And as a lesson for his kind aplenty in the land today. In jail, he will consume from the limited resources available. Plus being an American he may be given preferential treatment to ward off problems the partial likes of Amnesty Intl may brew in the future to get him released. Adultery is a crime and a sin. Let us not forget or belittle it

    • MARRIED OR NOT HE SHOULD BE EXECUTED… a child has a right not to be raped..regardless of the marital status of his or her attacker.

  5. I don’t see why someone would express their sorrow for this man, but none for the girls that he assaulted. I am happy that Kenya is holding this man accountable for his actions. He would have escaped in some countries because of his status. I guess he thought that he could come to Kenya and do things that he would not dare do so openly in the US (where I am a citizen). I am also glad that the ladies who supplied these girls were also prosecuted. Great job!

  6. Flashback 2010…the guy was released pending appeal. Only in kenya.

    Someone needs to forward this to the US where he will get stiffer sentence with teeth. Enough with the corruption! When you led your daughters and sons be endagered like this and let him pay off, you know we have no future.

  7. MY FAMILY AND I HAVE BEEN JAVA’S CUSTOMERS SINCE WE CAME TO KENYA IN THE FALL OF 1999.WE RECENTLY EXPERIENCED A NOT VERY GOOD EPISODE AT JAVA TOWN SHOP-MAMA NGINA THAT WAS NOT HANDLED SATISFACTORILY BY THE STAFF.

    A CLIENT WAS SERVED WITH A GLASS OF JUICE THAT CONTAINED DISGUSTING PARTICLES (RAT’S PUPU)AND DESPITE THIS AND IN THE PRESENCE OF ALL OTHER CUSTOMERS, THE MATTER WAS TAKEN LIGHTLY AND NOT GIVEN THE SERIOUSNESS IT DESERVED .IT WAS DISAPPOINTING AND I HOPE THE GENTLEMAN WHO DRUNK MOST OF THIS CONTERMINATED JUICE WILL TAKE THIS MATTER SERIOUSLY AND TAKE JAVA TO TASK.HE HAS ALL THE EVIDENCE,SNAPS OF THE PUPU JUICE AND I THINK HE ALSO RECORDED THE STAFF MISHANDLING THE WHOLE SITUATION. YOU SHOULD BE MORE CAREFUL NEXT TIME YOU VISIT THE HIGH END COFFEE HOUSE TO MAKE YOUR ORDER………………………………..

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