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    Excavator operator jailed 8 years for defilement

    An excavator operator has been sentenced to 8 years imprisonment by the Cape Coast Circuit Court 1 for defiling a 12-year-old girl at Assin Akropong in the Assin Fosu Municipality of the Central Region.

    The suspect, Nicholas Boakye, 28, also known as Kwame Antwi Boasiako was convicted on his own plea when he appeared before the judge, Her Honour Mrs Dorinda Smith Arthur.

    The Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Gilbert Ayongo, told the court that the complainant, who is the mother of the victim (name withheld), said the convict resides in the same town as the victim.

    He explained that the victim usually begs the convict for money anytime she comes into contact with him, so on the 9th of February 2022, when the girl had gone out for a break from school, he took advantage and lured her into his room and had sexual intercourse with her.

    The prosecutor continued that the convict after the act gave the victim five cedis to the girl to buy eggs for herself.

    A report was formerly made to the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit at Assin Fosu, where the convict was subsequently arrested.

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