The Agona Swedru Circuit Court has sentenced a 20-year-old fisherman to seven years imprisonment for defiling a 14-year-old girl, in Winneba.
Neenyi Kow, also known as (aka) Lywin, a citizen of Effutu pleaded guilty and the court presided by Mrs. Patricia Quansah convicted him on his own plea.
Prosecuting, Police Inspector Maxwell Buadu told the court that the complainant was the mother of the victim, who lived in the same vicinity with the convict at Effutu Sandra.
Insp Buadu said on August 18, 2018, the complainant asked the girl to sell satchet water, but returned home late.
Prosecution indicated that when she (mother) interrogated the girl, she said that Neenyi Kow has been having sexual intercourse with her since July that year.
Insp Buadu said a police medical report form was issued to the complainant to take the girl to the hospital for examination, and a certified report endorsed by a medical officer indicated that the victim had been defiled.
He said Lywin was arrested the following day by some people in the area and handed over to the police. – GNA