A 12 year-old Class Six Pupil has explained how she was knew and sexually abused by their next door neighbor.
Led in evidence by Police Sergeant 875 Bangura IS at the Magistrate Court No. 1 presided over by Magistrate Dr. Abou Bakarr Binneh Kamara, the victim said on the date of the alleged incident, she was at home when the accused came and escorted her to his room.
She said upon entering the room, the accused undress her, pushed her on the bed and forcefully have sexual intercourse with her.
“Sir, during the process I felt pain and when he finishes, blood started oozing from my private part,” she explained in a shivering tone.
The little girl further explained that when her father return from work in the evening, she told him what happen and he took her to Congo Cross Police Station and made the report.
She said she was given a police medical request form which she took to the Rainbow Centre at Cottage Hospital for examination and treatment.
Building up their case, the formal witness Sergeant Juliana M Tucker attached to the Family Support Unit Congo Cross Police Station said on the date of the alleged incident she was on duty when the victim accompanied by her father entered the station and made a report of sexual penetration (RAPE).
She said the matter was allocated to her for further investigation.
She maintained that in the process, she issued the victim with a police medial request form which was later brought to her for endorsement.
The formal witness further told the court that she obtained statements from the victim and witnesses and later cautioned and questioned the accused.
She said on 23rd February 2017 she finally charged the accused with the offence of sexual penetration.
After going through the entity of the evidence and the statement of the accused, Magistrate Kamara said he is fully convinced that the prosecution has proved their case beyond all reasonable doubt.
He therefore committed the matter to High Court for proper trial.