A man was arraigned at the Makindu Law Courts on Tuesday morning for attempted defilement of a 13-year-old girl at Changinywa village in Kikumbulyo location, Makueni County.

The man named Peter Odongo waylaid the girl on Monday morning while she was riding her bicycle to school.

Odongo yanked the girl from the bicycle by her neck and savagely dragged her to a nearby thicket where he attempted to rape her.

The girl successfully warded off Odongo and escaped after putting up a spirited fight and escaped to her home and reported the incident to her mother.

Her mother rushed her to Kibwezi Sub-county Hospital where she underwent a thorough medical examination.

Meanwhile, the police who gathered the information about the incident from concerned neighbours moved and arrested Odongo at a nearby farm.

He was arraigned in court and answered to charges of attempted defilement contrary to section 9 (1) and (2) of the Sexual Offences Act.