By Enyichukwu Enemanna
A 68-year-old American national convicted of sexual crimes nine years ago has been rearrested in a fresh allegation of defilement of a 3-year-old minor.
Terry Ray Krieger who was serving a 50-year jail term was released under questionable circumstances.
He appeared before a court in Mavoko County on Tuesday, an outskirt of the capital Nairobi after he was apprehended on Nov. 10.
He faces additional charges of illegal residence in Kenya.
Senior Principal Magistrate Barbra Ojoo denied Krieger bail after prosecutors argued successfully that he was a repeat offender and a flight risk.
He will remain in custody until Nov 27, when the case will be heard again. He has not entered plea yet.
Krieger uses a wheelchair and requested bail because he said he needs additional care.
He was sentenced to 50 years in prison in 2014 for sexually abusing Kenyan children and circulating their images online between December 2013 and May 2014.
He was released in November 2022 under unclear circumstances after only serving eight years of his sentence.
Krieger, from Michigan, was also convicted in the United States in 1992 for sexual conduct with a minor and served three years in jail before his release in 1995.