Pianist jailed 20 years for defiling
church member’s daughter

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By Lorlornyofm May 23, 2022 05:49

Pianist jailed 20 years for defiling<br>church member’s daughter

An Adentan Circuit Court has sentenced Dickson Ofosu, a 28-year-old
Tailor to 20 years imprisonment for defiling a 13-year-old girl at a church premises in Agbogba,
Accra.
Ofosu, also a pianist, is said to have defiled the victim also at the living room of the
complainant who had offered him shelter, and other places.
Charged with defilement, Ofosu, pleaded guilty and prayed the court, his family members and
the family of the victim as well as the State to forgive him.
The court presided over by Mrs Sedinam Awo Balokah convicted him on his own plea and
sentenced him accordingly.
The court in passing sentence considered his quick admission of guilt and the fact that he was
a first offender.
According to the court, it also considered the ascendancy of defilement cases and the
devastating effect of the crime on the victim, emotionally and psychologically.
It noted that the convict also took for granted the shelter offered by the victim’s family.
“This is criminal, cruel and you defiled the victim at the church premises, an abomination…”
The court directed the complainant to seek counselling and wellness care from a government
hospital for the victim.
Ofosu’s girlfriend who was at the court wept uncontrollably after his sentence.
The girlfriend in her tears kept repeating how she was going to raise their two year old child as
Ofosu began his 20-year-jail term.
In the courtroom, Ofosu in handcuffs, kept convincing his wailing baby mama but that could not
dry her tears.
Narrating the facts of the case before the court, Chief Superintendent of Police, Patience
Mario, said the complainant was a trader residing at Agbogba with the victim and other family
members.
The prosecution said Ofosu was also a pianist at the church where the complainant and her
family worshipped.

Chief Supt. Mario said in December 2021, the convict was accommodated at the complainant’s
house and he had since been staying there.
It said May 17, this year when Ofosu, the complainant and her family were asleep, Ofosu woke
up, called the victim to their living room where he sleeps in an attempt to sleep with her.
The Prosecutor said Ofosu on hearing the voice of the complainant, hid the victim behind a
chair.
The prosecution said the complainant, however, saw Ofosu’s trousers zip opened and the
victim was wearing only her brazier and under pant.
When the complainant quizzed the victim, she said Ofosu started having sex with her at the
church premises since December 2021.
She said the convict had had sex with her in their house and different places on several
occasions against her will.
The prosecution aid the victim indicated that Ofosu threatened to kill her if she disclosed her
ordeal to anyone hence she kept the sexual act to herself.
It said the complainant immediately apprehended Ofosu and escorted him to the Domestic
Violence and Victims Support Unit at Madina where a report was made and the victim was
issued with a medical report form to seek treatment at any government hospital.
GNA

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By Lorlornyofm May 23, 2022 05:49
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