By Alieu Kondoh

Justice Jamesina King has sentenced Thirty-Five (35) years old Alimamy Conteh to Thirteen (13) years Imprisonment for sexual penetration contrary to Section 19 of the Sexual Offences Act No.12 of 2012.

The particulars of offence stated that, Alimamy Conteh who is a Labourer at No. 30w Hook Street in the East End of Freetown was on the 25th of January 2018 in Freetown engaged in a sexual penetration contrary to the Sexual Offences laws of Sierra Leone.

The complainant in her evidence identified the accused as resident who she lives with in the same community.

She recalled that on the 25th January 2018, she was on her way from class when the accused asked her to meet him at home, which she did.

She furthered that she was grabbed violently by the accused who undressed her and aggressively penetrated her with his penis.

The matter was reported to the police and the medical report shows no physical injuries but the hymen was completely ruptured with yellowish discharge from the vagina.

Four witnesses including the medical doctor have testified on behalf of the prosecution.

Justice Jamesina King said she is satisfied that the prosecution had proven their case beyond reasonable doubts and thus found the accused guilty of the offence.

She sentenced the accused to Thirteen (13) years imprisonment including the time he had already spent in prison.