A 67-year old retiree will spend the next 23 years behind bars after he was found guilty of defilement by a Techiman Circuit Court presided by His Honour Alexander Graham.
Bernard Ofori according to the facts of the case defiled the 15-year old victim at his home within the Techiman Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region.
Prosecutor Kate Abban, told the court that somewhere in August this year the victim (name withheld) who is 15-year old in the evening together with a friend went to watch Television in Agya Ofori’s house.
Because it was late in the night, they got home and had been locked out by their patents so the unsuspecting girls returned to the man’s house to pass the night and return home for school the next morning.
The accused provided them separate places to sleep but later in the night, mounted the 15-year old and forcibly had sex with her but warned her not to disclose her ordeal to anyone.
When the victim returned home the following morning, she had challenges walking properly and was confronted by her parents.
She told them what she went through in the hands of the accused the previous night. An official complaint was lodged with the police leading to the arrest of Bernard Ofori who admitted to the offence.
He pleaded guilty but begged for clemency but the trail judge who will take none of that slapped a 23-year jail term on him.