Korsi Afari aka Efo, a 21 year old Kente weaver who allegedly had unnatural carnal knowledge of a nine- year old girl left under his care has been put before an Accra Circuit Court.
Afari a father of three has, however pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The victim is alleged to have developed swollen stomach after the act but responded to treatment.
Afari claimed that he only inserted his penis into the victim’s vagina but he was unable to penetrate, so he halted the act.
The court presided over by Mrs Ruby Naa Adoley Quaison remanded him into Police custody pending investigations over the accused persons age.
Though smallish in stature, Afari who looks older is expected to reappear on September 8.
Prosecuting Chief Inspector Grace Bandoh told the court that the complainant is the victims’ step-father, who a KG one pupil is residing with him at Machganni, near Tuba in Accra. The accused person also resides in the same vicinity.
According to prosecution the complainant and Afari are friends and neighbours.
Chief Inspector Bandoh said whenever the complainant travelled; he leaves the victim and her seven-year-old brother in the care of the accused person.
On August 13, this year, the complainant left the victim and her brother in Afari’s care and travelled to Tema. The complainant returned later around 23:00 hours same day.
However about 20:00 hours Afari spread a cloth on the floor for the victim, and her brother to sleep.
While sleeping Afari woke the victim up and asked her to caress his penis for him. The victim obliged and Afari smeared saliva on his penis and had sex with her in her vagina and anus.
Afari after the act warned her not tell anyone else she would die.
Chief Inspector Bandoh said the victim’s brother however let the cat out of the bag when the accused beat him.
On August 15, this year the matter was reported to the Police and a medical form was issued to the complainant to send the victim to the hospital for examination.
After the examination, it revealed that the victim had been defiled. Afari in his cautioned statement revealed that he inserted his penis into the victim’s vagina but when he realised that he was unable to penetrate he stopped the act.