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David Ashirifi, a 23-year-old driver’s mate has been sentenced to an eight months jail term by Accra Circuit Court for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl at La in Accra.

This was after Ashirifi had been found guilty on the charge of indecent assault by the court presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Agyin- Doku.

Ashirifi inserted his two fingers into the vagina of the class five pupil.

Prosecuting Chief inspector Kofi Atimbire said the complainant is a Pastor who reside at La in Accra. The victim is the daughter of the complainant.

According to prosecution, the convict resides in the same area with the complainant and the victim while Ashirifi is a friend to the victim.

On March 11, 2017, prosecution said at about 19:30 hours, the victim attended to natures call at a Public toilet facility in the neighbourhood.

On her way back home, prosecution said the convict, lured the victim into his room and inserted his two fingers, namely (the fore and the middle) into her vagina.

A neighbour who saw the victim entering Ashirifi’s room alerted the victim’s mother the following day.

Prosecution said the victim’s mother questioned her and she revealed her ordeal to her. The Mother in turn informed the complainant who also made a report to the Police at La.

Ashirifi was arrested by the officials of the Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service.

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