An Accra Circuit Court on Friday sentenced Vincent Kete a farmer and a pastor to a 20 year jail term for defiling a 13 year old girl at a mission house at Domeabra, near Pokuase in Accra.


The pastor who had been banned by his church pleaded guilty and was convicted on his own plea.

Kete told the court that he did not know what come over him adding “I thought the victim was 14 years.”

When asked by the court of the whereabouts of his of wife Kete said she had travelled to the village.

The convict told the court that he was also a pastor but his church had banned him over the past two years for allegedly going to another prayer camp to pray.

Before handing the sentence, the court presided over by Mrs. Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku said accused person who had been a pastor, knew what was wrong and right.

According to the court Kete was also in a parental position to take care of the victim but took advantage of her.

Prosecuting Detective Inspector Kofi Atimbire told the court that the complainant was also a pastor and a farmer residing at Domeabra, near Pokuase and father of the victim.

Inspector Atimbire said Kete was also a famer and a pastor residing in the church mission house at Domeabra.

According to prosecution, the complainant and Kete had been friends for the past 25 years and they have been living in a single room at church mission house.

Prosecution said the complainant and his three daughters also live in the same room.

On February 6, this year, the complainant went to Kasoa leaving the victim and her younger sisters.

The following day, prosecution said at about 1:00am, Kete had sex with the victim. Soon after the act, prosecution said the victim called the complainant on phone and informed him about Kete’s conduct.

Prosecution said when the complainant got home, he reported the matter to the Police and he was given a medical form to send the victim to the hospital for examination.

The Police arrested Kete and when he was interrogated, he admitted the offence.


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