An Accra Circuit Court has sentenced a man to 15 years imprisonment for having sex with a five-year-old girl at Spintex in Accra.
Eric Kwame Paintsil is also reported to have put his manhood into the victim’s mouth.
Charged with defilement, the court presided over by Mrs Justice Rita Abrokwah-Doko found Paintsil, who was then a student, guilty at the end of the trial.
The offence took place on September 5, 2018.
Prosecuting, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Agnes Boafo said the complainant is a public servant and the victim a five-year-old.
The complainant and the accused then both resided at Spintex, Accra.
DSP Boafo said on September 5, 2018 at about 10:30 hours, the complainant sent her niece to go and buy sugar from a nearby shop and the victim accompanied her.
The prosecution said on their way they met Paintsil who engaged them in a conversation.
She said Paintsil later asked the niece to leave the victim with him so that on her return after the purchase, she could pick her up.
DSP Boafo said Paintsil took the victim into his room and had sex with the victim in a sofa chair.
The prosecution said Paintsil also put his manhood into the victim’s mouth.
She said when the victim returned home, she informed the complainant about the incident although Paintsil had threatened her not inform anyone.
Prosecution said based on the victim’s disclosures, the complainant inspected her vagina and saw blood stains.
She said the complainant then rushed the victim to a near-by hospital and later reported the incident to the police at Baatsonaa and was given another medical report form to seek further treatment for the victim.
Prosecution said Paintsil was later arrested by the Police and in the presence of an independent witness, admitted the offence.