March 14, 2017 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma
Eight years old pupil yesterday testified before Magistrate Dr.Abou Bhakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrates’ court No.1 on how she was forcefully sexually penetrated by one Michael Bonnu, their 22 years old house help.
The accused was in court on a count’s charge of sexual penetration contrary to Section 19 of the Sexual Offences Act of 2012.
The prosecution alleges that the accused on Thursday, 27th December, 2016, in Freetown, sexually penetrated the victim.
Testifying in the court’s Chambers, the eight years old girl said she recognised the accused as their house help and recalled the day of the alleged incident.
According to her, she was at home with the accused on the above date and that while watching movie in the parlour, the latter invited her at the back of the house, pushed her into his bedroom, forcefully removed her dress and penetrated her.
She further told the court that during the penetration, she felt some pains and later experienced blood oozing from her private part.
She testified that she told her mother about the alleged incident after she returned home in the evening.
The victim further testified that her mother later took her to the Kissy Police Station, where she was issued with a medical paper and taken to the Rain Bow Centre at the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital (PCMH) in Freetown, while she later made statement at the Kissy Police Station.