Barber gets 7 years for defiling 14-year-old girl

A barber has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court for defiling a 14-year-old girl.

Enock Asomani, 18, who was also charged with abduction of the girl and taking her to Tarkwa in the Western Region, pleaded guilty and the court convicted him on his plea.

Asomani told the court presided over by Mrs Christina Cann that whiles the victim was with him, he had sex with the victim e.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire said the complainant was the father of the victim.

The court heard that accused and the complainant were neighbours, residing at Tse-Addo, a suburb of Teshie, near Accra.

Chief Insp Atimbire said in February this year, accused started having sexual relationship with the victim, and the situation continued until October 5, this year.

The prosecution said on October 5, this year, Asomani abducted the victim and took her to Tarkwa in the Western Region, until October 10.

Chief Insp Atimbire said when the victim was abducted, a report was made to the Police at Teshie.

However, the victim managed to call her parents to alert the complainant that accused had taken her to Tarkwa.

Chief Insp Atimbire said the complainant traced accused to Tarkwa and through the assistance of the Tarkwa Police, accused was arrested in his father’s house.

Prosecution said the victim disclosed to her father that whiles at Tarkwa, accused had sex with her.

Chief Insp Atimbire said accused was escorted to the Teshie Police Station and was handed over to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit ((DOVVSU) for further investigations.

A police medical report form was issued to the complainant to seek medical care for the victim and report on the victim was submitted. – GNA

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