Mason jailed 20 years for defiling 13-year-old stepdaughter

The Accra Circuit Court has sentenced a mason who defiled his 13-year-old stepdaughter and impregnated her in the process to 20 years imprisonment in hard labour.

Eric Kofitse today pleaded guilty to defilement and was sentenced on his own plea by the court, presided over by Mrs Christiana Cann.

A test conducted on the girl revealed that she was 7 weeks pregnant.


Per the facts presented by the prosecutor Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire, Kofitse had defiled his stepdaughter on numerous occasions since 2019.

The girl could not stand the ordeal any longer so she reported it to her mother.

According to the prosecution, the mother promised to talk to her husband to stop, but Kofitse still continued to defile the girl.

The mother then decided to send the girl to go and live with her sister. The girl, however, could not live with her Auntie so she came back to her mother.

Kofitse then continued to defile the girl when she returned to the house.

The prosecution added that the girl ran to her biological father because she could not stand the persistent sexual attacks from her stepfather.

The father lodged a complaint with the police after the girl informed him of the sexual attacks she had suffered at the hands of Kofitse.


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