January 28, 2015 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma
One Osman Conteh, biological father of a girl under 18 was Monday, 23 January remanded at the Pademba Road male correctional centre by Judge Alusine Sesay following his arraignment for sexually penetrating his biological daughter.
Conteh was arraigned on one count of sexual penetration of a child contrary to Section 19 of the Sexual Offences Act of 2012.
According to the prosecution, the accused committed the act of incest on 12 January 2014 in the Waterloo Rural District.
Speaking in court before remanding the accused, Justice Sesay asked the accused as to his state of mind and why he committed the sacrilege against his own daughter. “I believe a man with his senses will not do such to his own daughter,” the judge proffered.
Also in the same court, one Ishmael Kamara, 59, was remanded at the Pademba Road correctional centre for sexually penetrating a 6-year-old girl.
He was arraigned on one count of sexual penetration of a child contrary to Section 19 of the Sexual Offences Act of 2012.
The prosecution alleges that Kamara sexually penetrated the toddler on 18 November 2013 in Freetown.
The trial continues.