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Crime & Punishment of Sunday, 31 May 2015

Source: GNA

Farmer jailed for defilement

A 24-year-old farmer from Assin Bosomadwe in the Assin South District of the Central Region, has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment in hard labour by a Cape Coast Circuit court for defilement.

The convict defiled a 15-year-old junior high school student.

Kwasi Otibu, the convict, also known as Kumchacha has been in a sexual relationship with the victim for the past eight months without the knowledge of the victim’s parents.

He pleaded guilty to the charge of defilement and was convicted on his own plea by the court presided over by Ms Audrey Kocuvie-Tay.

Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of Police ASP Sylvanus Dalmeida told the court that Otibo live in the same neighbourhood with the victim and her step-father.

He said on Friday March 13, at around 2030 hours, the victim visited Otibo at his house where they had sexual intercourse.

The step-father later detected the sexual relationship between Otibo and the victim and confronted Otibo who admitted it.

The step-father later lodged a complaint at the Nyankumasi Police Station where a medical form was issued for medical examination and endorsement by a medical officer.

The medical examination confirmed that the victim has been defiled, leading and the arrest of the convict.