A Weija Circuit Court has sentenced a 42-year-old steel bender to 10 years imprisonment for having anal sex with a nine year old boy at A-Lang, Santa Maria in Accra.
Adu Twum who was charged with unnatural carnal knowledge pleaded guilty.
The Court presided over by Benard Bentil convicted Mr Twum on his plea and sentenced him accordingly.
The Court indicated that it would have handed down a deterrent sentence but it realised that accused was a first offender.
Prosecutor Detective Chief Inspector Abena Amponsah said the complainant is unemployed and she is the victim’s mother.
Chief Inspector Amponsah said the accused person resided in the same neighbourhood with the victim at A-Lang, Santa Maria.
The prosecution said on February 8, this year, the victim and other children engaged in a dancing competition and the victim emerged as the winner.
The Prosecutor said Mr Twum promised to give the victim a gift.
The following day, the victim saw the accused and asked for his gift but Mr Twum asked the victim to come to his room to collect the gift.
In the evening of the same day, the Prosecutor said, the victim went into Mr Twum’s room and he offered him ¢3 and asked the victim to bend down and Twum inserted his penis into the victim’s anus.
The Prosecutor said the victim confirmed his ordeal to his mother and a report was made to the Police.
When Twum was arrested he admitted the offence in his caution statement.