The Aflao Circuit Court presided over by Joseph Ofosu Behome has sentenced Kwami Ayee to ten years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling a girl aged nine.
The convict, a 25-year old Togolese gardener resident at Anlo-Afiadenyigba in the Keta Municipality defiled the victim around Klikor, in the Ketu South in January this year.
Sergeant Aikins Kaklaku, prosecuting, told the court that complainant (victim’s father) reported at the Agbozume District Police Station around 1015hours on January 01, 2021 to report, said the incident happened about 0900hours same day, when he went out for work.
He said the victim’s father had calls from neighbours that the convict was sexually abusing the daughter who had gone out with another girl to fetch water from a well in the vicinity.
Sgt Kaklaku said the suspect saw two girls fetching water including the victim and called her, lured her to a Kindergarten classroom at Agbodokope/Klikor and defiled her.
The prosecution said a woman, who chanced upon the act in the classroom after the other girl informed he that a man had called the victim, raised an alarm, attracting neighbours to the scene.
The Prosecution said together the neighbours made an arrest, phoned the victim’s father and then brought the convict to the Police station and handed him over to the Police.
He said the convict was arraigned and charged with defilement after the medical examination conducted on the victim revealed that her hymen was absent with mild bleeding around the vagina suggesting a penetration.
The prosecution said the convict however pleaded not guilty to the charge and denied having sexual intercourse with the victim in court.
The court found him guilty after trial and sentenced him to ten years in prison in hard labour.