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12.02.2009 Crime & Punishment

Auto-electrician jailed eight years for defilement

By gna

A 25-year-old auto-electrician,

Yaw Adade was on Wednesday sentenced to eight years imprisonment

by Asamankese Circuit Court for defiling a 13-year-old school girl.

Adade who pleaded guilty wept when convicted and pleaded with

his uncle, father of the victim to forgive him.
The presiding judge, Mr Emmanuel Siame pointed out that

defilement cases were rampant in the area and efforts should be made

to curtail it.
Deputy Superintendent of Police, K. G. Adu prosecuting said the

accused and victim live at Nyadoa in West Akim District and sometime

in October last year, accused proposed love to the victim who

accepted and in the cause of their amorous relationship, accused

defiled the victim on four occasions.
He said during the Christmas holidays, victim left for Accra to

spend the holidays with an aunt, but she detected that the victim was

pregnant and informed the victim’s father about it.

The prosecution said after the holidays, the victim returned to

Nyadoa and when her father questioned her about the one responsible

for her pregnancy, she mentioned the accused.
He said when the accused was confronted in the presence of some

elders at Nyadoa he denied the pregnancy and complain was made to

the police who gave the victim a medical form for medical examination.

The prosecution said accused was arrested and after investigations

charged with the offence.