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Stepfather imprisoned for incest

June 6, 2016 By Hawa Amara

One Alex Joilly, who was arraigned before Magistrate Albert J. Moody for an alleged Sexual penetration of his stepdaughter, was on Wednesday remanded at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Centre.

The accused was granted bail in the sum of Le35m plus two sureties in like sum, but he could not fulfil the bail condition, which further demanded that the sureties must be residents in the western area, and that the bail should be approved by the deputy Acting Master and Registrar.

Magistrate Moody however committed the matter to the High Court for further trial, stating that the prosecution called six witnesses and that the evidence adduced in court was sufficient to warrant the committal of the accused to the High court.

Magistrate Moody stated that in the testimony of the victim, she stated that her elder brother involved in an accident and that her mother usually left the house at 4-5am to visit him at the emergency hospital.

He said the victim told the court that whenever her mother left the house to the hospital, the accused took her to his bedroom and had sex with her.

“I have looked at the evidence before the court and it is sufficient. I therefore commit the matter to the High Court for further trial,” he ordered.

The accused was before the Freetown Magistrates’ court No.2 on one count of sexual penetration of a child contrary to section 19 of the sexual offence Act of 2012.

According to the particulars of offence, the accused on diverse dates between 1 August, 2014 and 8 December, 2014 at No.4 Nicole Street, sexually penetrated the victim, who was under the age of 18 to wit 12 years.

The matter was prosecuted by police prosecutor Constable 8907 Kargbo. D.J.

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