Girl assaulted for refusing sex

•  Jonathan Sunu, the suspect

• Jonathan Sunu, the suspect

A 19-YEAR-OLD Form Two student of the Tsito Secondary Technical School, in the Volta Region, Jonathan Sunu, assaulted a 17-year-old fresh SHS girl from another school, for refusing to have sex with him, a Ho Magistrate Court, has heard.

The court, presided over by Mr. Franklin Titus Glover, was told that the incident took place at Akrofu-Xeviwofe, near Ho, on October 25.

Sunu, who is charged with attempted rape, indecent assault and assault made his second appearance before the court on Monday.

The accused, whose plea was not taken, was remanded in prison custody to appear again on Thursday, November 5.

Mr. Isaac A. A. Ahor, Volta Regional Commander of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU), presenting the facts, said that a classmate of the victim, who is a witness in the case, earlier visited the accused in his house for a haircut.

After the haircut, the prosecution said that the accused seized the phone of the witness and insisted that the he would only release it if the witness went to call the victim to come to his (accused) house.

The witness obliged and went after the victim, and later came back to the accused’s house together with her.

The court heard that after collecting the phone, the witness left without the victim.

Left with the victim alone in his room, Sunu was said to have locked the door and demanded to have sex with the victim, and started kissing and fondling her.

However, the girl fiercely resisted the advances by the accused and that resulted in a scuffle between them.

In the process, the prosecution said that Sunu kicked her viciously in the abdomen to weaken her before pushing her onto his bed, forcibly removed her pants and then inserted his fingers into her private part.

The prosecution said that Sunu then attempted to have sex with the victim, but she suddenly bit his lower lip severely to ward him off her, the court was further told.

The accused also bit the victim on her lips and started slapping her repeatedly before her loud cry attracted neighbours to the house of the accused.

After the victim narrated her ordeal to her parents, a complaint was lodged against Sunu at DOVVSU, Ho, leading to his arrest.

In his caution statement, Sunu stated that the victim had been his girlfriend for a year, but that day was the first time he attempted to have sex with her.

From Alberto Mario Noretti, Ho

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