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22.07.2004 Crime & Punishment

Husband charged with defilement

By GNA

Tema, July 22, GNA- A 28-year-old drug peddler who took advantage of his wife's admission at a hospital and defiled a 13-year-old sister of the wife, has been granted 100 million cedis bail by the Tema circuit 'A'.

Ahmed Ahoon pleaded not guilty and will re-appear on August 11. Police Chief Inspector Mary Assunta told the court that sometime in June 2003, wife of the accused fell sick and was admitted at a hospital for treatment.

She said accused took advantage of the absence of his wife and had carnal knowledge of her sister on three occasions and warned her not to disclose it to anybody.

The accused promised her a room in his three-bedroom house. Chief Inspector Assunta said when the victim's sister was discharged, the victim told her sister and a report made to the police.

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