A 31-year-old man, who defiled a one-year, seven-month-old baby at Madina Social Welfare, has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labour by an Adentan Circuit Court.
Kafui Goli was found guilty on the charge of defilement at the end of the trial by the court presided over by Sedinam Awo Balokah.
The victim is said to have gone to play in the convict’s room and on her return, her diaper was soaked with blood.
The court in sentencing Goli said it considered the gruesomeness of the act.
According to the court, it also looked at the breach of trust reposed in him by the baby’s mother and the innocence of the baby.
The prosecution, led by Chief Inspector Maxwell Lanyo, said the complainant was a beautician while the accused person, now convict, worked in a hotel.
According to the prosecution, Goli lived with the sister of the complainant in the same house at Madina Social Welfare.
It said the complainant had two children –twins- who were all girls aged one year and seven months.
It said on 19 November 2021, when Goli returned from work at about 4pm, some children in the house, including one of the complainant’s daughters, followed him to his room.
The prosecutor said the complainant went to call her daughter (victim) from Goli’s room.
It said Goli asked the complainant to allow the victim to play in his room.
The prosecution said at about 7: pm, the complainant went again to call the victim to “prepare her to sleep” and realized that the victim’s diaper was stained with blood.
The prosecution said the complainant confronted Goli and “he did not accept or deny the offense of defilement”.
The prosecutor said the complainant went to the police at Madina and lodged a complaint.
It said a police medical form was issued to the complainant to seek medical care.
After the medical examination, the complainant returned the endorsed medical form to the police.