Eric Abu pleaded guilty to the crime and the Offinso court, presided by Mr. Samuel Owartey Ansah, sentenced him accordingly.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Edward Oduro-Kwarteng, the Divisional Commander, said the incident happened on August 31.
The facts of the case were that the little girl was sent by her aunt to collect money from Abu, when he lured her into his room, threw her unto his bed and sexually assaulted her.
After the act, Abu warned the victim not to tell anybody about her traumatic experience.
She however, informed the aunt of her ordeal and a formal complaint was lodged with the police, leading to his arrest.
Medical examination by doctors confirmed that she had indeed been defiled.
ACP Oduro-Kwarteng, speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) after the court’s ruling, expressed concern about the increasing cases of sexual abuse of children in the Abofour area.
He said he found the situation deeply troubling and urged parents to give more protection to the girl-child.