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14.08.2003 Tabloid News

Thirty-year-old man appears in court for defiling his two nieces

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Sunyani, Aug 14, GNA- A 10-year-old girl who together with her 11-year-old sister were allegedly defiled by their uncle is on admission at the Holy Family Hospital at Techiman in Brong Ahafo.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Alex Yartey Tawiah told the Sunyani High Court on Wednesday when the uncle, Kwadwo Takyi, a 30-year-old farmer, appeared before it charged with incest.

The court remanded the accused, who pleaded not guilty into prison custody to re-appear on Friday, August 15.

ASP Tawiah, Head of Women and Juvenile Unit (WAJU) of the Police in Sunyani, said the accused and the victims lived in the same house at Hausa line at Techiman.

On August 8, the accused took advantage of the absence of the victims' mother and lured them into his room to watch a video film and sexually abused them.

The accused then gave each of them 1,000 cedis and warned them not to inform anyone else they would die.

ASP Tawiah said one of the victims reported the incident ato the police and the accused, was arrested.

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