Man remanded for sexual penetration


June 13, 2108

By Yusufu S. Bangura

Magistrate Abdul Sheriff presiding at the  Siaka Steven Street Magistrates’ Court No. 7 yesterday (12th June, 2018) remanded one twenty five year- old Dorman Thompson to the Male Correctional Centre for alleged sexual penetration.

The accused was before Magistrate Sheriff on one count of sexual penetration contrary to section 19 of the Sexual Offence Act No 12 of 2012.

Police Prosecutor, Sergeant 8534 Sesay G., alleges that the accused person on Monday, 30th April, 2018, at Gloucester road-Regent Village, penetrated a child below the age of 18 years to wit 13years.

In her testimony, the victim recognised the accused as her neighbour and recalled on the day of the incident.

She narrated that while at home around 7: pm on the day of the incident, she decided to go for showers, but went to collect some garri, which one of the accused’s siblings had promised her.

 “When I went to collect the garri, the man who had promised me was not around. I was standing in front of the door when the accused drew me into the parlour, covered my mouth, bent me down to the chair, removed my pant and inserted his penis into my vagina,” she narrated.

She further told the court that after the accused had sexually penetrated her, she felt severe pain with blood oozing out from her vagina.

The victim told the court that one aunty Aminata Kargbo later entered the parlour and met her wearing her dress.

She said the said woman asked her to remove her pant and discovered blood and sperm on her pant.

The victim also told the court that her aunt reported the matter to the Regent Police Post where she was issued with a medical request form which they took to the Rainbow Centre at the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital for treatment. She said they returned to the police station and later made statement.

However, there was no legal representation for the accused and the matter was prosecuted by Sergeant 8534 Sesay G.

The matter continues on Monday, 18th June.