Although Kwame Anane, 31, a mechanic admitted being caught in a sex act with a 12-year-old girl, he did not understand why he should be punished by the law since he could not reach the expected climax.
To him, apart from not finishing the act, he had the full consent of the girl who agreed to be given some money after the sexual encounter.
“My Lord, although I penetrated, I did not get any enjoyment because some people appeared at the scene and we had to stop immediately, so have mercy on me.”
His plea and explanation however could not win the sympathy of an Accra Circuit Court which sentenced him to seven years imprisonment.
According to the prosecution, the accused bought some items from the victims mother on credit and failed to pay after a long time.
When he later met the victim’s mother and she demanded for her cash, he asked her daughter to come for it later. It was this debt that the girl was sent to collect from Anane at his shop in Accra.
Even though Anane could not settle the debt, he forced the girl into sex in an uncompleted building while seeing her off. Unfortunately for him, he was caught by some masons who had come to work on the building.
He took to his heels upon seeing the witnesses but the victim was led to the mother at home to report. The mother in turn lodged a complaint with the police. A medical report from the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital revealed that the girl had been penetrated.
Anane was later arrested and charged with defiling a girl under 14 years but he claimed that it was the girl who fondled with his manhood and told him to do it and give her money in return.