June 18, 2019
By Ibrahim K. Turay
25 years old Sallieu Conteh alias Orga has been found guilty and sentenced to fifteen years in jail for sexually penetrating an eleven years old child on 27th February, 2017, at Betts Street in Freetown.
Conteh was in court for one count of sexual penetration contrary to Section 19 of the Sexual Offence Act No. 12 of 2012.
Justice Momoh Jah Stevens said the State Prosecutor, Ms. J.B. Kamara, called three witnesses including a police investigator, while the accused recorded having no witness but relied on the statement he made to the police.
He said the court was told as to how the incident took place in February, 2017, when the convict was performing the role of a house assistant to the parent and guardian of the child.
The judge said the prosecution has proven their case beyond all reasonable doubt that the convict was guilty of the offence as charged.
However, the convict pleaded for mercy and promised to be an ambassador of the law.
In another matter in the same court, Justice Momoh Jah Stevens remanded one 24yrs Mohamed Brima, who on the 29th December 2018 in Freetown engaged in an Act of Sexual penetration of a 11yrs old child.