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Man jailed 20 years for defiling granddaughter

By
Erica Apeatua Addo, GNA
     

Tarkwa (W/R), July 28,
GNA – A circuit court in Tarkwa has sentenced a 45 year-old drinking bar
operator, Yaw Essoun to 20 years imprisonment in hard labour for defiling his
fourteen year-old granddaughter.

He was convicted on
his own plea.

The facts of the case
as presented by Chief Inspector Stephen Toku was, the complainant who is a
petty trader resides at Nsueam in the western region with her daughter Sophia
Arthur who is married to the convict.

He said two months
ago, the couple brought the victim from Enyan Brakwa in the Central region to
live with the complainant.

Mr Toku said on July
10, at about 1500 hours, whilst the convict was going to Agona Nkwanta to buy
some drinks to stock his bar, the complainant told the victim to accompany him
so he would buy meat and eggs for her.

The Prosecutor said
after Essoun had finished buying the items, he took the victim through the
Agona Town with the view of showing her around.

He said in the process
the convict lured the victim to guest house, bought Coca Cola drink for and
allegedly poured some substance into it.

Chief Inspector Toku
said after the victim had taken the drink, she became drunk and Essoun forcibly
had sexual intercourse with her.

He said when they
returned home, the victim saw blood coming out of her private part and she
informed the complainant.

The Prosecutor said on
July 11 the complainant took the victim to the Nsueam police station and lodged
a complaint.

He said a medical
report form was issued to send the victim to the hospital for examination and
report, whilst the convict was arrested for interrogation.

Mr Toku said during
investigation the victim accompanied by the convict, led the Police to the
guest house and room where the convict defiled her.

GNA

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