28.04.2020 Crime & Punishment

39-Year-Old Farmer Jailed For Incest

39-Year-Old Farmer Jailed For Incest
28.04.2020 LISTEN

A 39-year-old farmer, James Tetteh at Akyem Abomosu in the Atiwa East District of the Eastern Region has been slapped with 20 years’ imprisonment for defiling and impregnating his biological 15-year-old daughter.

The Koforidua Circuit Court B presided over by Her Honour Mercy Addei Kotei sentenced James Tetteh to 20 years imprisonment.

According to Chief Inspector Owusu Ababio, the prosecutor stated that James who lived with the victim at Akyem Abomosu has been sexually abusing his daughter since the beginning of 2020.

He added that a tenant who stays in the same house with the convict carefully observed that the girl was being sexually abused hence upon interrogation with the victim who confided in him and narrated her ordeal.

The neighbourhood then reported the matter to the Akyem Abomosu Police who proceeded quickly to arrest the convict James Tetteh after the medical examination report indicated that the victim has been sexually abused and is two weeks and two days pregnant.

The convict thereafter his arrest admitted his offense and pleaded guilty but with no avail, was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in hard labour on defilement and incest charged.

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