A 21-year-old mason, who lured a 14-year-old girl at Adenta Barrier and defiled her, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by an Adentan Circuit Court.
Stephen Gokah, charged with defilement, pleaded guilty to the charge.
The Court presided over by Mrs Sedinam Awo Balokah, convicted Gokah on his own plea.
According to the Court, it considered Gokah’s quick admission and that he was a first-time offender.
The Prosecution, led by Superintendent of Police Patience Mario, said the complainant was a 32-year-old beautician residing at Adenta Frafraha.
She said the victim was a first-year Junior High School student who resided in the same community as Gokah.
The Prosecution said on October 5, this year, at about 12:00 am, the complainant was in the house when she received a call from the victim’s sister, known as Obaa Yaa, who informed her that the victim had left their grandmother’s house to an unknown place.
The Prosecution added that the complainant then rushed to her mother’s place at Adenta Barrier, searching for the victim.
At about 2:00 am, the victim was found sleeping in an abandoned vehicle parked near their house.
When the complainant quizzed her over her whereabouts, she informed her that Gokah lured her into his room and had sex with her.
The Prosecution said a report was made to the Police at Adenta Barrier and later transferred to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit at Adenta for further action.
It said the complainant was given a Police medical report form to take the victim to the hospital for examination.
Later, Gokah was arrested, and a caution statement was obtained from him.