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05.10.2008 Crime & Punishment

Watchman defiles 12-year-old girl

By The Mirror
Watchman defiles 12-year-old girl

The Sunyani Municipal Police have arrested a 45-year-old watchman, Baba Mamudu at Kotokrom, near Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region, for allegedly defiling a 12year-old girl after blind folding, gagging and tearing her panties before abusing the girl sexually.

The teenager, who lives with her brother at Kotokrom, was said to have collapsed when she was on her way to the house after the suspect had released her and she was quickly rushed to hospital for treatment and was later discharged.

Superintendent of Police Charles Botwe, who is in charge of the municipality and disclosed this to The Mirror in Sunyani, quoted a doctor's report that the “hymen of the girl had been perforated and there were clots of blood", and that the report asked her parents to deal leniently with her, since she was in a traumatised situation.

The municipal police commander indicated that about a couple of weeks ago the suspect contracted the victim to carry some quantity of corn from his farm but he refused to pay the girl the agreed amount.

Mr. Botwe alleged that on Monday, September 29, 2008, the suspect invited her to his house at about 1:00 p.m. and with no one present at the time, Mamudu forced her into his room and abused her several times after which he gave her GH¢1.00 and released her.

According to the suspect, he had married twice and had three children from those marriages, and that he did not know what came upon him to abuse the girl sexually.