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Carpenter, 19, Defiles 9-Yr-Old Girl


Yaw Alavanyo, a carpenter, was on Thursday sentenced to three years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court for defiling a nine year old girl at Nii Boi Town, Accra.


Alavanyo, who gave his age as 19, will spend his three-year jail term at a Senior Correctional Centre at Mamobi.


This was after the court had found him guilty at the end of the trial on the charge of defilement.


Prosecuting Detective Inspector Judith B. Asante told the Court that the victim’s mother was the complainant in the case.


According to the prosecution, the victim and her mother reside at Nii Boi Town, while the convict also resides in the same area with his stepfather.


The victim and her younger sister go to the convict’s step father house to play with other children when their mother was not around.        


On January 4, this year at about 12:30 pm, the victim and her younger sister went to play in the convict’s step father's house. The convict on seeing the victim gave her GH¢2.00 to go and buy some kenkey for him.


Alavanyo, however, followed the victim in her bid to purchase the kenkey, whilst the victim’s sister was left behind.


On reaching an uncompleted house, the convict covered her mouth and had sexual intercourse with the victim.


After the ordeal, the victim went to sit at the extreme end of the house crying.


Prosecution said one Fati Abubakari saw the victim and she informed her about her ordeal. Madam Fati, therefore, examined the victim and saw blood stains in her pants.


The victim had blood all over her thighs hence she was rushed to the Hospital after a report was made to the Police.



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