A Loganville man has been convicted of molesting his girlfriend’s young female relative, the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office said.
Ebenezer Kayo Buwee, 46, was convicted of child molestation and aggravated child molestation Sept. 26 after a three-day trial. A jury took only an hour to find Buwee guilty on both charges.
Buwee entered the girl’s bedroom at 2 a.m. on May 8, 2017. He crawled into her bed and sexually assaulted her, the DA’s office said. The girl ran out of the bedroom and told multiple family members, but they told her not to call police. The girl called 911 shortly after, but when officers arrived, the girl’s family turned them away and would not allow them to speak to her.
The girl continued to reach out to extended family about the assault and eventually told a school counselor. One family member said the girl called at 3 a.m., crying and struggling to speak. A sexual assault nurse found injuries consistent with the abuse that the girl described, the DA’s office said.
Buwee was arrested on June 5, 2017, nearly a month after the assault. He testified in his own defense at trial and said he tripped and fell on the girl’s bed and never assaulted her.
Buwee’s girlfriend, the victim’s relative, asked Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge George Hutchinson to show Buwee “forgiveness” and “mercy,” the DA’s office said. Hutchinson sentenced Buweee to 40 years in prison and life on probation.
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