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Crime & Punishment of Friday, 23 October 2015

Source: GNA

Student jailed for defiling a four-year-old

A 20-year- old student who defiled a four-year old girl in a washroom at Laterbiokorshie was on Thursday sentenced to two years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court.

Derrick Amankwah, who pleaded guilty to the charge of defilement, would however serve his sentence at a Senior Correctional Home at Roman Ridge in Accra.

The court’s decision was based on a report submitted by the Department of Social Welfare following investigation carried out on Amankwah.
Amankwah’s lawyer on September 30, prayed for mitigation saying the court should deal leniently with him.

The court, presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku, convicted him on his own plea.

Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Patience Adjapong said the complainant is the victim's mother.

According to ASP Adjapong, the complainant, victim and the convict reside in the same vicinity at Laterbiokoshie in Accra.

On September 22, at about 1900 hours, the victim's mother returned from church
and was informed by the victim that while she was away, Amankwah took her into the washroom, removed her pants, put her on the floor and lied on her.

When the complainant confronted the accused person, he admitted removing the victim's pants.

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