Barber Jailed 7yrs For Defilement

A 25-year-old barber was, on Wednesday, sentenced to seven years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court, for defiling a 13-year-old house help.

Famous Kata, who pleaded guilty to defilement, claimed the victim seduced him. The court, presided over by Ms Sedina Agbemava, convicted him on his own plea.

Prosecuting Chief Inspector Veronica Rexy Ofei told the court that the victim is a student residing at Brigade, near Weija, in Accra.

According to Chief Inspector Ofei, Kata has a barbering shop located in the same area.

On November 3, this year, at about 2:30 p.m.,  victim was sent by her mistress to buy some items at a nearby market.

While returning home, convict invited her to his shop with the pretext of showing her the shop so that whenever she wanted to cut her hair, she could visit the place.

The prosecutor said Kata engaged victim in a conversation amidst watching of movies until 10:30 p.m., and succeeded in having sexual intercourse with her, after which he kept her till the following day.

When victim reached home at about 9 o’clock in the morning,, and upon interrogation, she narrated her ordeal to her mistress, who in turn reported the matter to the police.

The police, after issuing a medical report to the victim for examination nabbed Kata, who confessed to  having sex with her, but claimed, it was victim who rather seduced him.

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