By Alieu Kondoh
A nine (9) years old girl has testified before Justice Emmanuel Harding at the Sexual Offences Court that one Emmanuel Wise who is her lesson teacher sexually penetrated her in his room.
The state prosecutor is lawyer Robin Mason from the Law Officers Department and Lawyer Edwards is the lawyer for the accused.
The 9 years old girl explained that she knew the accused as her lesson teacher and she recalled a day when she went for lessons at the house of the accused, adding that the accused asked her to meet him in his room, upon reaching the accused, Emmanuel Wise room, the accused pushed her to his bed, undressed her and sexually penetrated her telling her not to tell anyone about it, she maintained.
The girl continued that she told her mother about the incident and her mother took her to the police station where she made a report and was given a medical paper.
The 9 years old girl made these statement when the accused, Emmanuel Wise appeared before Justice Emmanuel Harding at the Sexual Offences Court to answer to sexual penetration of a child contrary to section 19 of the Sexual Offences Act No. 12 of 2012.
After the testimonies of the victim and other witnesses, Justice Emmanuel Harding granted the accused bail and adjourned the matter to the 23rd October, 2020.