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E/R: Carpenter jailed 7 years for abducting and defiling girl, 14,

The Koforidua Circuit Court “B” presided by Her Honour Mercy Adei -Kotei has convicted the 30-year-old carpenter who abducted and defiled a 14-year-old girl, to seven (7) years imprisonment with hard labour.

Keteku Enock Yaw was convicted on his own plea of guilty on the first count of defilement.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the second count of abduction hence expected to reappear before the court for trial to continue.

The Prosecuting Officer Chief Inspector Richmond Keelson told the Court on September 7, 2021, when the case was first heard that, the complainant in the case who stays with the victim travelled to Nkawkaw to attend a funeral on August 27, 2021 and left the victim in the care of her sister.

She was informed upon arrival on August 30, 2021 that the victim had gone missing since August 28, 2021.

During the search of the whereabouts of the victim, her dress was found hanging on a dry line on the corridor of the convict’s room in the same vicinity.

The convict came out of the room when the door was knocked. The complainant and a witness in the case forcibly entered the room only to see the victim lying on the bed of the accused person.

He was arrested and handed over to DOVVSU. The victim said the accused had sexual intercourse with her and locked her in the room whenever he went out.

The convict admitted having sexual intercourse with the victim only twice.

A police medical report was issued to the victim which a medical doctor confirmed that the victim had been defiled.

He was charged with abduction and defilement.

The victim told Starr news the convict Keteku Enock Yaw had Sexual intercourse with her four times a day and locked her in the room whenever he went out.

“He had sexual intercourse with me four times daily. He locks me in the room whenever he is leaving to work. He bought food for me once a day. Bled during the first day. Now I feel pain. He bought some dresses for me that when I give birth then I would wear them”

Source: Ghana/ Ansah


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