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09.12.2006 General News

Trader Defiles 12 Year-Old Daughter

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Trader Defiles 12 Year-Old Daughter
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EMMANUEL Sessah Egbert, a trader at Tema New Town, has been remanded into prison custody for allegedly defiling his 12-year old primary six daughter.

Chief Superintendent Edith Nutakor prosecuting, told the Tema Circuit Court presided over by Nicholas M. Agbodakpi, that on December 1, the girl joined a school mate to attend a fun fair at the Datus Complex School in Tema and returned home at about 5 pm.

When she got home, Egbert beckoned to her but her younger sister advised her not to go because their father would beat her.

Later in the night, Egbert allegedly got hold of his daughter and beat her with a wire, accusing her of having had sex while out at the funfair.

He then dragged her to the Tema Newtown Police Station to lodge a complaint that she had been defiled.

According to the prosecutor, Egbert was given a medical form to take his daughter to hospital for a test but he instead, took her home and allegedly forcibly had sex with her.

He was caught in the act by his brother's wife who when attracted by the girl's screams, raised an alarm and Egbert was taken to the police station.

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