Apr 10, 2008, 6:20 AM
The pornography case involving one Anthony Michael Dobson, a Norwegian national with his co-accused, Mustapha Drammeh, continued on Wednesday 17th September 2008 at the Brikama Magistrates' Court with the testimony of a 15-year old girl (name withheld) who is said to be a victim this pornographic infamy.
The 15-year-old girl told the court that when she was going round with a friend in search of job, they went to Yarambaba Estate, where they met the second accused who took them to the first accused.
She explained that first accused asked her to return the following day to start work.
She testified that she returned the following day as agreed and commenced work, and after closing for that day the first accused gave her one hundred dalasis. She maintained that the man did that repeatedly for two days. And on the third day as she was coming out of the bathroom, to her astonishment she found the first accused sitting completely naked in the sitting room. "When I came out he grasped me and forced me to be on to the chair and then the strangling began until I fell on the floor and he forced himself on me. I got hold of his private parts, but he bit her on her right hand and eventually had carnal knowledge of me," she told the court.
She added that after that the man took pictures of her before pushing her out of the house.
The dress she claimed to be wearing at the time of the affair was tendered as exhibit and was in rags.
Under cross-examination the defence counsel, Lawyer Borry Touray asked the witness whether she happened to sustain any injury as a result of alleged episode and she replied in the negative.
"Have you ever had sex before?" asked the defence counsel.
"No, he is the first man to penetrate me," she answered.
When further asked whether she reported the alleged incident to her parents, she replied in the negative and added that she was not living with her parents, but with an uncle.
"You want the court to believe that Anthony had thorough penetration?" he defence asked again.
"Yes", she answered.
"I am putting it to you that you are not telling the truth that he is the first person to touch you. You had the experience before," Lawyer Touray told her.
"No that's not true".
"I am also putting it to you that your facial presentation does not seem to be a virgin."
"No he is the first man to have carnal knowledge of me."
"Did he spend time on top of you?"
"Yes, he did."
The case continues.