An Accra Circuit Court has sentenced, Maxwell Mbawuli, a shop keeper who had sex with an 18-year-old autistic girl at Awudome Estates in Accra to six years imprisonment.

Mbawuli, 34 was found guilty by the court after 18 months of trial on the charge of having carnal knowledge of a female imbecile.

The convict who is married with two kids pleaded for forgiveness, and the court noted that the accused was not known to the law.

Prosecuting, 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 sex 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.

H/T: GNA