The Assin Fosu Magistrate Court presided by His Worship Abdul Majid Iliasu has sentenced a 17-year-old boy, Kofi Sammy to 36 months imprisonment with hard labour for physically assaulting and defiling his 12-year-old biological sister at Assin Kyekyewere.
Presenting the case before the court, the prosecutor, Sergeant Matilda Osaah Buabeng said, the survivor (name withheld) was returning from school while raining cats and dogs so the juvenile offender who happens to be a biological brother to the victim asked her to find a shade in his veranda and continue her journey home after the rain.
While on the veranda, the offender forced the survivor into a room and defiled her. Adding that “the 12-year-old girl, in the process, started shouting and screaming but her brother twisted her neck and had sexual intercourse with her when she had lost consciousness for hours”.
She continued that after the heinous act, the juvenile offender who thought the victim was dead covered her with palm branches, with an intent to hide the girl from the sight of passersby.
After the rain, the survivor gained consciousness and reported the incident to her parents.
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A complaint was formerly made to the police by the parents and a medical form was issued to seek medical care for the girl and the offender was subsequently arrested.
The prosecution said, that the 17-year-old boy in his caution statement admitted to having committed the offense.
Kofi Sammy who was a school dropout pleaded guilty and was convicted on his own plea.
He has since been sent to the senior correctional Center at Mamobi in Accra.
Source: Gnewsprime.com/Shadrack Owusu Asante, Rich Fm, Assin Fosu, 2022.