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Driver’s mate sentenced to 8 years imprisonment for defiling 13-year-old girl

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An Accra Circuit Court has sentenced a 21-year-old driver’s mate, Absalon Toboase, to eight years imprisonment for defiling a 13-year-old girl in two different guest houses. Toboase was charged with two counts of defilement, to which he pleaded not guilty.

The presiding judge, Christina Cann, found him guilty at the end of the trial. The court took into consideration the intrinsic seriousness and gravity of the offence in sentencing Toboase. The court also noted that the accused had no previous brushes with the law.

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According to the prosecution, the victim met Toboase on Facebook and they became friends. About a month ago, Toboase lured the victim with a love proposal and arranged to meet her. On January 7, 2023, Toboase took the victim to a guest house, had sex with her, and promised to marry her.

The prosecution said the following night, the victim packed some of her belongings, sneaked out of her guardian’s house, and went to stay with Toboase. The next day, Toboase took her to another guest house and had sex with her again.

When the complainant, who is a trader, noticed that the victim was absent from her house, she reported to the police. The police accompanied her to Mamprobi where Toboase was arrested. The complainant was given a police medical form to seek medical care for the victim.

Superintendent of Police Agnes Boafo led the prosecution in court. Toboase has been sentenced to serve eight years imprisonment for his offence.

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