Magistrate Albert Moody of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.2 on Friday, sent back Abu Bakarr Koroma to the Male Correctional Centre on allegation of sexually penetrating an underage girl.

Rape Victim

The accused is charged with one count of sexual penetration of a child contrary to Section 19 of the Sexual Offences Act No.12 of 2012.
According to the victim’s mother during her testimony, her daughter was raped by the accused based on what the victim told her. She explained that she is a trader and normally leaves home in the morning hours to do her business.

She said on Saturday, 2nd January 2016, she left her daughter laundering and went to the market. On her return in the early evening, she said she did not find her daughter at home and that she only surfaced at about 8pm. She maintained that the clothes she had left her laundering were undone and were scattered outside.

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“I saw her walking abnormally and I had to ask what was wrong with her. She responded immediately that she had been tampered with by the accused,” the mother explained.

Marie Bangura continued that she reported the matter to the Susan’s Bay Police Post and she was given a military officer to accompany her to the residence of the accused. She furthered that the accused used abusive languages on her while she was in his residence adding that later the matter was transferred to the Eastern Police Division.

She went on that she made statement to the police and she was given a medical form which she took to the Rainbow Centre where are daughter was examined and treated and later returned an endorsed medical report to the police station.

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Lawyer representing the accused, E.T. Koroma applied for bail for his client but was overturned by Magistrate Moody and he ordered continued detention for the accused at the Male Correctional Centre.

According to the particulars of offence before the Court, Abu Bakarr Koroma on Saturday, 2nd January 2016 at Susan Bay in Freetown, sexually penetrated an underage girl. The matter was adjourned to Monday, 25th April 2016.