Crime & Punishment Fri, 5 Sep 2014

Unemployed gets 22 years for defiling minor

An Accra Circuit Court on Thursday sentenced a 30 year old unemployed man, Jonathan Koomson to 22 years imprisonment for defiling a three year old girl at a church urinal.

Koomson, charged with defilement, pleaded guilty and was convicted on his own plea.

The physically-challenged convict broke down when the sentence was handed down by the court presided over by Mrs. Rita Agyman-Budu.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Adiza Suleman, prosecuting told the court that the complainant was the victims mother who resides at Dansoman in Accra.

ASP Suleman said Koomson resides at an area known as IBE in Mamprobi, Accra.


On August 31, this year the complainant went to church with the victim and as usual sent the victim to Sunday school class while she (the complainant) proceeded to the church auditorium.

According to the prosecution, the victim later went to the urinal and met the accused person on the corridor and told him that she wanted to urinate.

As the victim was squatting, Koomson also squatted and inserted his penis into the victims vagina.

In Koomsons cautioned statement, ASP Suleman said he admitted inserting his penis into the victims vagina but denied that he discharged semen into the victims vagina.

Following a complainant lodged with the Police, ASP Suleman said a medical form was issued to the victim to enable her visit the hospital for examination and treatment.

Source: GNA