Kenyan middle distance runner Conseslus Kipruto has been charged for having sex with a minor.
The 3000m steeplechase Olympic champions was later released on bail after pleading not guilty to charges of defilement.
This, was during a hearing on Monday in his hometown of Kapsabet.
Kipruto was charged with having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl.
He is alleged to have had intercourse with the girl on October 20 and 21.
He has refuted the claims and paid $1800 on bond.
He was first arrested on November 11 after the said girl had disappeared from her home and had stayed at Kipruto’s house for three days, other reports have suggested.
The case will be heard in May 2021.