A Circuit court in Accra on Tuesday sentenced a 38-year-old water supplier, Kwarteng Mensah Forson, also known as Bra Kofi, to ten years imprisonment for having sex with a 12-year-old girl at Kwabenya, in Accra.
Forson charged with defilement pleaded not guilty, but the court presided by Mrs Justice Rita Abrokwah-Doko, found accused guilty, and convicted him.
Prosecuting, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Agnes Boafo, said the complainant is a trader residing at Kwabenya, and an aunt of the victim.
The convict also is private water supplier, who also resides in the same vicinity.
DSP Boafo said in August, 2018, Forson had sex with the victim when she went to his room to watch television.
The prosecution said after the act, Forson cautioned the victim not to disclose the act to anyone else he would kill her.
DSP Boafo said soon after the act victim fell sick and a few weeks later, the victim disclosed her ordeal to her aunty, who is the complainant in the case.
The matter was reported to the police and medical report form was issued to the victim to seek further treatment and later Forson was arrested. – GNA