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Sexual penetration: Accused remanded

OCTOBER 13, 2014 By Samuel J. Kargbo

Mustapha Gevao, 25, was last Friday remanded by Magistrate Komba Kamanda presiding at the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No. 2 for an alleged sexual penetration of a 17 year-old girl at Leicester Road.

The accused was docked on one count of sexual penetration of a child contrary to Section 19 of the Sexual Offences Act of 2012.

According to the particulars of offence stated in court, the accused on diverse dates between 1st November, 2013 and 15th June 2014, at Leicester Road, sexually penetrated a girl under the age of 18, to wit 17 years.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Saidu Conteh opined that because of the seriousness of the matter the accused should not be granted bail as he would either jump bail or interfere with the prosecution witness(s).

Magistrate Kamanda concurred and adjourned to the matter to 24 October for further hearing.