An Accra Circuit Court on Thursday sentenced William Kwasi Okyere a driver to 12 years imprisonment for having sex with a 14-year-old girl at Teshie in Accra.
Okyere had pleaded not guilty to the charge of defilement, but the trial Judge, Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku however found him guilty at the end of the trial and sentenced him accordingly.
This was after Prosecution had called witnesses to make their case.
Prosecuting Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire said the victim’s mother who was the complainant in the matter resides at Teshie.
Okyere who is a friend to the complainant also reside in the same vicinity.
Prosecution said on March 19, last year, in the absence of the complainant, the convict went to her (Complainant’s) house and asked the victim to prepare porridge for him.
Prosecution said the victim obliged; and after convict had finished consuming the porridge, he dragged the victim from the complainant’s kitchen to the hall and had sex with her.
After the act, prosecution said the victim informed the complainant and a report was made at the Police Station where a medical form was issued to the victim to seek medical attention.
Prosecution said when the medical report was submitted Okyere was arrested. GNA