Three Lesbians on Trial in Cameroon First

February 25, 2012 12:40 ET

After reports of arrests of 10 women in Cameroon earlier this week, three lesbians in an alleged love triangle in a different region of the country have been charged with "practicing homosexuality," according to a new report from BBC. The BBC's Randy Joe Sa'ah reported that this case is the first that involves women charged with homosexual acts to come to trial in Cameroon, and if found guilty each woman faces up to five years in prison.