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Crime & Punishment of Monday, 8 March 2010

Source: GNA

Defiled victim's underwear gives up perpetrator

Aflao, March 8, GNA - Ablame Ahorlu, 29, a corn mill operator of Bokor-kope near Klikor, defiled a primary school girl, denied it but was given out by the underwear of the victim he hid under his bed when the police went to the crime scene.

Ahorlu pleaded not guilty but Mr Francis Obiri presiding over an Aflao Circuit Court last Thursday sentenced him to 20 years in hard labour for defilement.

Mr Wisdom Ocloo, a Police Chief Inspector of Agbozume, told the court that on January 1, the victim was passing by Ahorlu's house on an errand when he dragged her into his room, gagged and sexually abused her. He said the victim reported the incident to her parents who confronted Ahorlu but he denied the accusation after which the matter was reported to the police.

Mr Ocloo said during an inspection of Ahorlu's room, the victim's underwear which she left there while she fled, was found concealed under the Ahorlu's bed.