Shop Keeper Jailed For Having carnal knowledge of an Autistic Girl at Awudome estates a suburb of Accra.
The lady, 18-year-old, was forcefully raped because of her condition which made it difficult for her to fight him.
The accused Maxwell Mbawuli, a shop keeper whose shop is adjacent to the victim’s mother’s shop at Awudome Estates was sentenced to six years imprisonment.
Maxwell has a wife and 2 kids.
The case was presided over by an Accra Circuit Court after 18 months of trial on the charge of having carnal knowledge of a female imbecile.
A narration by the Prosecutor, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Agnes Boafo said the victim resides at Awudome Estates with her mother, the complainant whilst Mbawuli has a shop adjacent to the victim’s mother’s shop at Awudome Estates.
DSP Boafo said on August 1, 2018, at about 1600 hours whiles the victim’s mother was away, Mbawuli went to the house of the complainant and took advantage of the victim’s plight and had s!x with her in a two in one sofa.
Prosecution said when the victim’s mother returned in the evening, the victim narrated her ordeal to her.
The prosecution said the complainant and the victim proceeded to the Police station and reported the matter.
She said the mother was given a police medical report form and the victim was medically examined and accused later arrested.
The prosecution said the convict, however, denied the offence in his investigative statement.