October 19, 2016 By Hawa Amara
A 16-year-old victim who was allegedly sexually abused by one Michael Jackson, a Police Officer attached to the Wilberforce Police Post, yesterday told the court that the accused sexually abused him twice.
While testifying before Magistrate Dr. Abou Bhakarr Binneh-Kamara, the victim narrated that on 20th July, 2016 he and his uncle had an issue and that the latter reported him to the Wilberforce Police Post.
The victim said while he was in custody at the Police Post, at around 10 p.m., the accused opened the cell and asked him to come outside and remove his clothes.
“When I refused to remove my clothes, the accused then threatened to hurt me with a cigarette fire. I then became afraid and came out of the cell. He told me to lie down on the mat that was placed on the floor. The accused then laid closed to me, removed my trousers and underwear and penetrated his penis into my anus,” he testified.
The victim continued that at around 4-5 a.m., the accused again penetrated him in his anus, adding that he informed his uncle about the alleged incident when he visited the police post in the morning.
He told the court that his uncle in turn informed the accused’s boss, adding that they went to the Congo Cross Police Station and reported the matter.
He said he was issued with a medical paper for treatment at the Rainbow Centre – which treats sexual assault victims – and that statement was obtained from him subsequently.
The accused is before the court on one count of sexual penetration, contrary to law.
According to the particulars of offence, the accused on Wednesday, 20 July, 2016 at the Wilberforce Police Post, did engage in an act of sexual penetration with a child under the age of 18, to wit 16 years.
The matter continues on 25 October for further hearing.