A 21-year-old sound engineer apprentice was on Wednesday slapped with a
seven-year prison term in hard labour by an Accra Circuit Court for
defiling an eight-year-old girl.
Shadrack Danso Apenteng pleaded not guilty but was found guilty by the court at the end of the trial.
down the sentence, Mrs. Georgina Mensah-Daste advised parents against
allowing their children to watch television in their neighbours’ rooms.
She said parents should look for their children when they visited such places.
facts of the case as presented by Assistant Superintendent of Police
(ASP) George Abavelim were that the victim and the convict lived in the
same house at Maamobi in Accra.
ASP Abavelim said in July last year, Apenteng was alone in his parents’ room when the victim went there to watch television.
said as soon as she entered the room, Apenteng invited her into the
bedroom and had sex with her. After the act, Apenteng warned her not to
tell anybody and she obliged.
ASP Abavelim said on November
11, 2007, Apenteng asked the victim’s mother to give him money to buy
food and he was given 20 Ghana pesewas in the presence of the victim
who became angry.
When asked by her mother why she was angry, the victim revealed the ordeal she went through on that day.
report was made to the Accra Regional CID and the case was referred to
Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police