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General News of Thursday, 31 May 2007

Source: GNA

Man gets 14 years for defiling two boys

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Agona Swedru, May 31, GNA- A circuit court at Agona Swedru has sentenced a 25-year-old barber from Kasoa CP in the Awutu-Effutu-Senya District of the Central Region to 14 years imprisonment in hard labour for defiling two school boys, aged 9 and 12 years respectively. Akwasi Amofa pleaded guilty with an explanation to the charge of defilement.

DSP Raymond Martey, prosecuting told the court presided over by Mr. Charles A. Wilson that the victims are brothers leaving with their parents at Kasoa CP while the accused who was a friend to the boys' parents, also lived in the same neighbourhood.

The prosecution told the court that about four months ago, Amofa went to the school of the boys and invited them to his house and had sex with them through their anus in turns.

According to DSP Martey, the accused person after the act threatened to kill the boys if they disclose the ordeal to any one. The prosecution told the court that the accused was having other defilement cases against him at Kasoa Police station. DSP Martey also said the accused was convicted at Awutu Bereku Magistrate's Court presided over by Mr. C.A. Wilson for defiling two primary school girls.

DSP Martey said Amofa was made to pay a compensation of three million cedis to the victims and 2 million cedis fined was imposed on him.

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