Togolese jailed 10 years for defiling girl, 11

A Togolese on Monday wept uncontrollably after an Accra circuit court sentenced him to 10 years’ imprisonment for defiling an 11-year-old girl in a hotel room at Kisseman, in Accra.

Kelvin Agbenorvi, charged with defilement, pleaded not guilty, but the court presided by Mrs Christina Cann found him guilty.

Soon after the court had delivered its verdict, Agbenorvi broke down in tears.

Prosecuting, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Agnes Boafo said that the complainant was a teacher residing at Kisseman with victim.

DSP Boafo said the complainant’s house is located in a hotel (name withheld) at Kisseman and the convict worked in same hotel as an attendant.

He said on March 24, this year the convict lured the victim into one of the hotel rooms and defiled her.

Prosecution said while in the act, the complainant’s son, who was a witness in the case, entered the room, but the convict walked him out.

DSP Boafo said the complainant’s son on March 30, this year informed the complainant ,and the victim upon being questioned, confirmed the incident.

She said a report was lodged at the Tesano Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service and accused was nabbed. – GNA

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