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22.11.2010 Crime & Punishment

Farmer remanded for defilement

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November 22, 2010
Tarkwa, Nov. 22, GNA - A 21-year-old farmer, Emmanuel Tettey, has been remanded in prison custody for defiling a nine-year old girl.

He pleade guilty and will reappear before the court on the November 22.

Prosecuting, Detective Chief Inspector Oscar Amponsah told the court presided over by Mr. Samuel Obeng Diawuo that the complainant, Comfort Atakpah, is a farmer resident at Dawurapong near Bogoso and a tenant in Tettey"s father's house.

He said sometime in September this year, the victim's mother travelled to Bogoso while her father went to the farm and left the victim and her younger sister alone in the house with the accused person.

Inspector Amponsah said Tettey took advantage of the absence of the parents of the victim and called her into his room and defiled her three times, and that during the act, the victim had threatened to tell her mother but the suspect warned her to keep quiet.

The persecutor said the victim kept quiet but started growing lean, refused to eat and was rushed to the hospital where after examination Dr. Frederick Yaw Sarpong, medical director of the Wassa Akropong Hospital confirmed that the victim had been defiled.

When questioned, the victim narrated her ordeal and Tettey was arrested.


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