A 30yr Old Carpenter Jailed 7yrs for Defiling A 14yr Girl
Carpenter Keteku Enock Yaw pleaded guilty to the charge of defilement filed against him.
The Koforidua Circuit Court “B” has convicted a 30-year-old Carpenter Keteku Enock Yaw, for the defilement of a 14-year-old girl four times a day for five days at Okorase, near Koforidua, in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
He was convicted on his plea of guilty to a charge of defilement on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
The Prosecuting Officer Chief Inspector Richmond Keelson told the Court that on September 7, 2021, that, the complainant in the case Prophetess Elizabeth Tutuwaa, Age 64, stays with the victim in Okorase, a Community near Koforidua, while the accused carpenter also stays in the same vicinity.
The complainant said, she travelled to Nkawkaw to attend a funeral on August 27, 2021, and left the victim in the care of her sister, Hellen Sakyi, a witness in the case.
The complainant was informed when she returned on August 30, 2021, that the victim did not return home since she went out on August 28, 2021.
A Search to find the whereabouts of the victim began subsequently.
During the search, the complainant and the witness saw the dress of the victim hanging on a dry line in the corridor of the accused person’s room in the same vicinity.
The accused came out of the room when the door was knocked. The complainant and the witness in the case forced themselves into the room only to see the victim lying on the bed of the accused person.
The convict was arrested and handed over to DOVVSU. The victim said the accused had sexual intercourse with her many times and locked her in the room whenever he went out.
The accused admitted having sexual intercourse with the victim only twice, an argument that brought comic relief during the sitting.
A police medical report was issued to the victim who a medical doctor confirmed that the victim has been defiled.
The accused was charged with abduction and defilement when put before court on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
The Presiding Judge remanded him to reappear on September 14, 2021.
The victim told this reporter, that the accused “had sexual intercourse with me four times a day. He bought food for me only once a day and bought a dress that I will wear after I give birth“.
William Ofori Akwaboa, Eastern Regional Correspondent