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76yrs old sex offender gets Le80m bail

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The bail bond also stated that the accused should produced two sureties in like sum, who should be responsible residential citizens in the western area of Freetown, in the republic of Sierra Leone and sureties should surrender their passports including driving licenses.

Even though, the presiding Magistrate granted bail to the alleged sex offender, he wasted no time to commit the accused to stand trial in the High Court of Sierra Leone for the offence of sexual penetration of a child under the age of eighteen years, contrary to Section 19 of the sexual offences of 2012 of the laws of Sierra Leone.   

Police further alleged that the accused committed the said offence between the 1st December 2016 – 30 May 2017, at Lakka along the Freetown peninsular road in the western rural district of the republic of Sierra Leone.

According to the charge sheet the accused Sesay forcefully had sex with his first granddaughter, who is five years old, and also penetrated the sex organ of his second granddaughter, who is twelve years old.

Evidence adduced by the court indicated that the accused was living together with the victims name withheld, and their grandmother  in Lakka, and that  whenever  the victims grandmother  who is the accused wife was away from home , the accused would seduced and tamper with the victims private parts.

According to the evidence, some close door neighbors noticed that the accused would keep the victims indoor for long each time their grandmother was away, from home, but that she was later told about her husband surreptitious game with his granddaughters.

As result of this, the accused Musa wife decided to return her granddaughters to their mother who lived at N0.4 Koroma drive, Goderich and upon their return, the victim’s mother realized that something was wrong with her five years old daughter, after she underwent a clinical test

The evidence also stated that the victim’s mother also realized that her twelve years old daughter was not feeling well  by her physical appearance, and after the same clinical test was conducted, she noticed that her daughter’s  private part had been tampered with.

In his committal statement, Magistrate Albert Moody informed the court that the prosecution had closed it case, and based on the evidence before the court, he was committing the matter to High Court for further trail.

The accused had no legal representation and since he could not fulfill the bail condition, he was relocated at the Male Correctional centre on Pademba road in the west part of Freetown, and the state was represented by Lynton O R D Jones. 

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