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Defilement convict ordered to take care of baby

Aug 22, 2011, 12:37 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

Ould Mustapha Abed, a defilement convict, had been ordered by the Banjul Magistrates’ Court to take care of the baby and the mother.

This followed the convict’s promise that he would take care of both the baby and the mother after he was convicted upon his own plea of guilt to a charge of defilement of an underage girl.

According to the magistrate, failure to comply with the promise, the convict shall be arrested by the police, because the act was indecent and warned the convict to desist from such act.

The facts of the case as earlier narrated by the prosecuting officer revealed that the convict was an employer of the victim’s mother, as a result, her mother sent her to the convict to deliver some washed clothes to him.

He added that during the process, sexual relationship transpired between them, and the convict told the victim not to disclose it to anybody.

The prosecutor further narrated that the mother of the victim realised that her daughter was pregnant, and the victim informed the mother that it was the convict who impregnated her.

The matter, he narrated, was reported to the Banjul Police Station and the victim was later escorted to the RVTH hospital where the age of the victim was determined and a birth certificate was issued to the victim.

He narrated that the convict was later arrested and charged with the offence committed.