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29.01.2009 Crime & Punishment

Man remanded for defiling 11-year-old girl


A circuit court at Agona Swedru, has remanded Anim Mensah alias Joe, 21, from Senya Beraku, for defiling an 11-year-old school girl.

The accused person, who pleaded not guilty would reappear before the court on February 2, 2009.

Police Chief Inspector William Kwame Akannah told the court presided over by Mr N. K. Offam that in November last year, the victim was sent by her sister to sell ice cream in Senya Bereku.

Prosecution said Mensah invited the girl to his house under the pretext of buying ice cream, lured her into an uncompleted building, defiled the victim and cautioned her not to disclose the matter to anyone.

Chief Insp. Akannah told the court that Mensah again on 11 December, last year, defiled the girl and gave her a text book.

Prosecution said about a week later, the victim's mother noticed that the daughter was bleeding and when she interrogated her (victim), she said the accused person had defiled her.

Chief Insp. Akannah said the police arrested the accused person and handed him over to the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service at Winneba.