01.03.2006 Crime & Punishment

Court jails 18-year-old man for defilement

01.03.2006 LISTEN

Cape Coast, Feb.28, GNA-A circuit court in Cape Coast, presided over by Mr Beresford Acquah on Tuesday sentenced Kojo Budu, an 18-year old man to seven years imprisonment in hard labour for defiling a 13-year old pupil.

Budu, was sentenced on his own plea.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Augustine Amonoo, said on February 4, this year, the accused took advantage of the absence of the victim's grandmother and on five occasions lured her into his room and defiled her.

After every act he warned the girl that she would die if she disclosed it to anybody. He said on February 14, the victim's aunt detected her swollen genital organ and upon interrogation she narrated the ordeal she had gone through. Chief Inspector Amonoo said the girl was rushed to the Cape Coast Regional Hospital for treatment after which the accused was arrested. 28 Feb.06

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