Mason jailed 20 years for defiling, impregnating teenage stepdaughter

The Accra Circuit Court on April 21, 2020, sentenced a mason who defiled his 13-year-old stepdaughter and impregnated her  to 20 years imprisonment in hard labour.

Eric Kofitse pleaded guilty to defilement and was sentenced on his own plea by the court, which was presided over by Christiana Cann.

A test conducted revealed the victim was seven weeks pregnant.

According to the facts presented by the prosecutor, Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire, Kofitse had defiled his stepdaughter on numerous occasions since 2019.

The girl who could no longer stand the torture then reported the matter to her mother, who also promised to talk her husband out of the practice.

That, however, failed as the suspect continued to defile her.

The mother then decided to send the girl to go and live with her sister. The girl, however, could not live with her auntie so she came back to her mother.

Her stepfather, Kofitse, then continued to defile the girl when she returned to the house.

The prosecution added that the 13-year-old girl ran to her biological father because she could not stand the persistent sexual attacks from her stepfather.

The father then lodged a complaint with the police after his daughter informed him of the sexual attacks she had been subjected.

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