Court remands auto mechanic for defiling 12-yr-old girl
A 25-year-old auto mechanic has been remanded into police custody by the Ejisu District Court for defiling a 12-year-old girl at Domeabra in Ejisu of Ashanti Region.
Joseph Sarkodie has been charged with defilement, but his plea was not taken during his first appearance at the court presided over by Mr Kwaku Baah Frempong on Monday May 18, 2020.
The suspect would reappear before the court on June 1, 2020.
Presenting the facts of the case, the prosecutor, Police Chief Inspector Emmanuel Appiah Kubi, told the court that, the victim (name withheld) on May 10, 2020, at about 7:30 pm was commuting from her elder sister’s house to her home in the Domeabra vicinity where she met Sarkodie.
According to prosecution, Sarkodie offered to escort the victim to her home, but was surprisingly lured into an uncompleted building and forced her to have sexual intercourse through her anus.
The victim immediately after the incident reported to her elder sister who led her to report to the Domestic Violence Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ejisu Police Station.
The court heard that, the victim was issued with a police medical report form to be taken to any government hospital for examination to be conducted on her, and the victim was taken to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Hospital.
According to Chief Inspector Appiah Kubi, the medical form which was duly endorsed by a medical officer was brought to DOVVSU and it confirmed that the victim’s hymen was broken, whitish discharge was found in the private part, fecal matter found at the anus, among other findings.
DOVVSU, upon receiving the medical report, arrested Sarkodie and detained him at the Ejisu Police Station, where his caution statement was taken, and he admitted to the crime of inserting his penis into the victim’s anus, but denied having sexual intercourse with her.
FROM FAUSTINA KWABEA OSEI, KUMASI