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Sand Miner gets 10yrs imprisonment for Sexual penetrator

July 19, 2021

By Ibrahim Kabba Turay

28yrs old Sand Miner, Samuel Sambo, was sentenced by Justice S.O Taylor (JA) to ten years imprisonment after he was found guilty of sexually abusing a child at his Waterloo residence.

Sambo was before the court on one count of sexual penetration contrary to Section 19 of the Sexual Offence Act No 12 of 2012, as repealed and replaced by Section 4 of the Sexual (Amendment) Act of 2019 Act No.8 of 2019.

The State Lawyer, I.A Kamara, alleges that the convict on 1st April, 2020, at Waterloo in the Western Area of the Republic of Sierra Leone, engaged in an act of sexual penetration with a child below the age of eighteen years old.

After the defense had led two witnesses in support of their case against the convict, and that he decided to change his plea- that he was guilty of the offense as charged.

While Justice Taylor withdrew the file for sentencing, the convict was asked as to whether he had anything to say before the judgment.

In his ruling, Justice Taylor said because the accused did not wasted the court time, and he was a first time offender, he considered the plea of the accused that he will be a better person in society 

 “I therefore hold the accused guilty as charged of sexual penetration. He is therefore sentenced to ten years imprisonment,” he ruled

He further ruled that the time the convict has spent in jail should be considered into his jail term.

In another development, Justices S.O. Taylor also sentenced one Johnson Solomon to ten years imprisonment for penetrating a child below the age of eighteen years to wit eleven year old.

Solomon was also before the court on one count of sexual penetration contrary to Section 19 of the Sexual Offence Act No 12 of 2012, as repealed and replaced by Section 4 of the Sexual (Amendment) Act of 2019 Act No.8 of 2019.

The State Lawyer, I.A Kamara, alleges that the convict on 1st April, 2020, at Waterloo in the Western Area of the Republic of Sierra Leone, engaged in an act of sexual penetration with a child below the age of eighteen years.

However, the judge  considered, in his judgment that, he took into consideration the plea from the convict and as well the medical report of the victim.

He said there was no aggravating factor in the case against the convict, thus noting that the offense for which the convict was charged was very serious.