A 60-year-old mason, Daniel Tettey Cudjoe has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment in hard labour by an Accra Circuit Court, after he was found guilty of defiling two girls in his room at Korle Gonno in Accra.

The convict pleaded guilty to the two counts of defilement and the court presided over by Mr. Aboagye Tandoh sentenced him on his own plea, according to the GNA.

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Daniel Tettey Cudjoe was convicted to eight years imprisonment on each count, but the sentences will run concurrently.

The sentence might be seen as mitigated because the court took into considerations his plea and the five days he had already spent in custody as well as his age when sentencing.

Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire narrated to the court that the complainants in the case were a teacher and a trader, while both victims are eight-year-old girls who live at Korle Gonno.

He said on October 9, this year, Cudjoe lured the victims into his room and forced them to remove their panties. He then applied a cream to their vagina and had sex with them in turns.

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Inspector Atimbire said the victims revealed during interrogation that Cudjoe had been having sex with them for the past one year, and often gave them GHȼ1.00 to share after satisfying himself.

However, luck eluded the convict when the victims confided in their teacher who subsequently filed a complaint with the police and a medical form was issued the victims to seek medical attention.

Daniel Tettey Cudjoe admitted to the offence after the medical report indicated that their hymen had been broken.