handsonbarAn Accra Circuit Court on Thursday convicted one Felix Okletey, an electrician to seven years imprisonment for defiling a ten year old girl.

Felix pleaded not guilty to the charge of attempting to defile a girl less than sixteen years after going through full trail in a Court presided over by Sedinam Abemeva.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbiri told the court that complainant Augustina Arhin is a caterer who lives at Olympia a suburb of La in Accra.

Victim aged 10 is a primary five pupil at Labone. Convict Felix Okletey is an Electrician apprentice who lives in the same house with the complainant and the victim.

He said on 22nd September, 2012 in the afternoon the accused person invited the victim and her eight year old sister, Tobi Salvador to watch movie.

He continued that Tobi the victim?s sister left the room to urinate during the process of watching the movie.

Prosecution said convict quickly lifted the victim from the floor where she was sitting and straight unto the bed. Felix immediately remove the skirt and the panties of the victim and remove his penis in an attempt to insert it into the victim?s vagina but unfortunately Tobi entered the room and met the convict wearing his trousers whiles the victim lying on the bed with her skirt and panties removed.

The prosecutor revealed that, Felix told the victim and her sister that he was just playing with her.

Chief Inspector Atimbiri disclosed that, the victim and her eight year old sister later left the accused person?s room after hitting him with a remote control of the television.

The victim and her sister did not disclose this ordeal to anyone in the house because the convict threatened them that they will die if they disclose it to anyone.

The prosecutor said on the 29th September 2012 at about 10:00pm the victim was returning from a toilet where Felix held the victim and forced her into a nearby bathroom.

According to Mr Atimbiri, victim shouted for help but because it was late nobody came to her aid. All attempts made to have sex with the victim proved futile. Again the convict warned her never to disclose it to her mum or anyone else she will die.

The victim sustained injury on her left leg when the accused was forcing her into the bathroom. The complainant saw the injury on the victim?s leg and questioned her until she disclosed what the accused did to her on 22nd and 23rd September, 2012.

A report was made to the police on the 1st October 2012 where police medical form was issued. Prosecution said Felix was arrested and charged with the offence.

By: Abigail Larbi/THE MOMENT

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