A man identified as Michael Mills has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment in hard labour, by an Accra Circuit Court after he was found guilty of sodomising a 13-year-old boy at Chorkor in Accra.
Mr Mills pleaded guilty to the charge of defilement but was slapped with a seven years jail term by the court presided over by Justice Ruby Naa Akweley Quaison, on his own plea.
The sentence by the court also followed a plea of mitigation by Micheal Mills counsel, Opare Danso, who pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy because his client was a first time offender.
The case was reported to the police by the 13-year-old boy’s father per the facts of the case as presented by Sargent Opoku Amiagyei.
According to him, on September 27, 2018, the boy left home, but never returned until the next day at 8: am. The boy’s father questioned him as to where he went, and the boy revealed that he was camped by Mills.
“He discloses having passed the night at the Mills person’s room and that Mills had anal intercourse with him.
The boy further stated that Mills has been his sexual partner for some time now and that he (Mills) warned him not to disclose his ordeal to anyone or else he would die,’’ the prosecutor said.
According to the Sargent Amiagyei, the boy’s parent confronted Mills, but he denied all the allegations and went into hiding.
The parent then reported the matter to the police, leading to the arrest of Mills.