Crime & Punishment of 2014-06-27

Teacher jailed for indecent assault

A 27-year old teacher who made an eight year old girl to suck his penis was on Thursday sentenced to three years imprisonment by a Circuit Court in Accra. Charged with indecent assault, James Ntim Gyakari pleaded guilty.

Gyakari however pleaded not guilty to the charge of defilement. The court therefore asked Gyakari to reappear on July 24. Handing down the sentence on the charge of indescent assault, the court presided over by Ms Sedina Agbemava said Gyakari was a teacher and he should have known better.

Prosecuting Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sarah Acquah said the complainant was a broadcaster, who resides at Gbawe, a suburb in Accra with her daughter (the victim). According to prosecution, Gyakari resides in the same area.

ASP Acquah said in May this year, the accused person lured the victim into his room and had sex with her. On June 14, this year, prosecution said Gyakari lured the victim into his room and made her suck his penis.

According to the prosecution, a witness in the matter, who saw the accused person and victim in a suspicious manner through the window, reported the matter to the complainant who lodged a complaint with the Police. Accused person was later arrested by the Police.

Source: GNA
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