September 9, 2019
BY Ibrahim K. Turay
Nine years old sexual penetration victim has on Friday 6th September testified in court about how she was allegedly forcefully penetrated by his Step-father, Philip Mannar, 30yrs.
Philip mannar is currently being preliminarily investigated at the Pademba Road Magistrate Court No.3, presided over by Abdul Sheriff on a count charge of sexual penetration, contrary to Section 19 of the Sexual Offense Act of 2012.
Police prosecutor, ASP Yeanor Koroma, alleges that the accused on Sunday, 6th August, 2019, at Hill Top Kunforcoh in Freetown, sexually penetrated the victim, who is below the age of eighteen years to wit eight years.
The victim said she knew the accused as his Stepfather, she said on the day of the incident; she was at home when his stepfather called her and asked her to undress, while he asked his younger sister to go out.
She narrated that his stepfather tied his mouth and penetrated he.
He told the court that after her mother returned from the market, she informed her about the incident, adding that they went to the police station and reported the matter.
Meanwhile, Magistrate Abdul Sheriff, presiding at the Pademba Road court No.3 remanded the accused and adjourned the matter to Friday 23rd September, 2019.