The Hohoe Circuit Court has sentenced a 50-year-old night watchman to 15 years' imprisonment with hard labour for defiling a 15-vear-old girl. The convict, Kwabena Mensah, pleaded not guilty to the charge of defilement but the court, presided over by Mr Samuel Kofi Solomon, found him guilty. The girl is now four months' pregnant. According to Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr Benjamin Yaw Dadzie, the victim, who is a Class Six pupil, and Mensah stayed in the same house at Gbohome, a suburb of Hohoe. He said the victim was staying with her elder sister (both names withheld). In October last year when her sister was absent from the house, Mensah invited the victim, on the pretext of sending her. But on entering the room, the convict closed the door and forcibly had sex with her. He had sex with her on two other occasions, after which he gave her GH¢5 and GH¢10 on either occasion. Mr Dadzie said the victim's elder sister observed, after some time, that the victim had not been having her menstrual cycles and after questioning her, the victim mentioned the convict as being responsible for the pregnancy.
Source: Daily Graphic