Welder jailed 15 years in absentia over defilement


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By Joyce Danso, GNA

Accra, Sept. 28, GNA – A 30-year-old Welder
who defiled a 10-year-old girl at Lakeside Estate, near Adenta has been
sentenced to 15 years imprisonment in absentia by an Accra Circuit Court.

This was after the court had found John Winter
guilty on the charge of defilement.

Winter is said to have lured the victim into
an uncompleted building and defiled her. After the act, Win

By Joyce Danso, GNA

Accra, Sept. 28, GNA – A 30-year-old Welder
who defiled a 10-year-old girl at Lakeside Estate, near Adenta has been
sentenced to 15 years imprisonment in absentia by an Accra Circuit Court.

This was after the court had found John Winter
guilty on the charge of defilement.

Winter is said to have lured the victim into
an uncompleted building and defiled her. After the act, Winter gave the victim
one Ghana cedis and a black school bag and asked the victim not tell anyone.

The Court presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong
Adjin-Doku noted that the convict abandoned the trial.

The case narrated by Chief Inspector Kofi
Atimbire was that the complainant is a labourer and the victim, a class three
pupil.

Prosecution said Winter reside in the same
area with the complainant and the victim at Lakeside Estate, near Adenta.

On October 29, 2016 at about 12:00pm, the
complainant who had been supporting the victim and her two sisters with food
noticed changes in the way the victim walked.

When the victim was questioned, she informed
the complainant that Winter had defiled her.

Prosecution said somewhere in October 2016, at
the about 2000 hours, Winter lured into an uncompleted building and had sex
with her and offered her one Ghana cedis and a black school bag and warned her
not to tell anyone.

On November 1, 2016, Winter was nabbed by the
complainant and a formal complaint was lodged with the Police.

Prosecution said the Police issued the victim
with a medical form to seek medical attention.

GNA


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