Crime Ghana 

Fisherman Jailed 25 years  for defilement

A Circuit Court in Cape Coast has sentenced a 20 -year -old fisherman to 25years imprisonment for defiled a 14-year-old girl at Bantema suburb in Elmina in the Komemda-Edina-Eguafo-Abem(KEEA)Municipality of the Central Region.

The convict, James Koomson pleaded not guilty to the charge of defilement and Court presided over by Mrs. Dorinda Smith Arthur found him guilty after the Court trail.

Prosecuting Detective Inspector Asare Bediako told the Court that, the Complainant is a mother of the victim who lives at Bantema in the Elmina while the convict resides Elmina.

He said on Thursday, March 14, 2019, the victim sneaked out of the house to the beach at Elmina Castle and on her way home around 16.00hrs, she met Koomson and asked her to accompany her to his house but she refused.

According to D/Isp Bediako, the convict beat her and dragged her forcibly into his house while it was heavily rain. He then tore her parties and forcibly took turns to have sexual intercourse with her and keep her till the next morning around 0500 hours.

The prosecution said on Friday, March 15, 2019, the victim narrated her ordeal to her mother who subsequently reported the case to the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU), Elmina leading his arrest.

By: Isaac Asirifi/

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