Police in Binh Duong Province in southern Vietnam on Tuesday arrested a 35-year-old Nigerian man suspected of having sex with a minor.
Investigation found Ewuzie Emeka Emmanuel asked a 15-year-old Vietnamese girl in his neighborhood to come into his room on October 3. He flirted with her and asked for her phone number.
He texted her later that day, asking her to come to his room, where he had sex with her, investigators said.
After the girl came home, her mother found out and reported the case to the police.
Emmanuel came to Vietnam in 2008 and is working for a company in the neighboring Ho Chi Minh City.
Under Vietnam’s Penal Code, one can be sentenced to 15 years in jail for having sex with one between 13 and 16 years old. The sentence can be longer if the action causes pregnancy or significant health damage.