Teacher remanded for allegedly raping student

prisonA 36-year-old teacher of Agona Nyakrom Junior High School was on Friday remanded into prison custody by the Agona Swedru Circuit Court for allegedly raping final year student of Swedru School of Business.

Samuel Donkor pleaded not guilty and would reappear before the Court on May 28, 2013.

Prosecuting, ASP Emmanuel Ofori Asante told the Court Presided over by Mr N.K E. Osam that the victim, whose name is being withheld for security reason, is a boarding student of Swedru School of Business.

The prosecution said the accused is a teacher staying at Pipe tank, a suburb of Agona Swedru in the Agona West Municipality.

He said on May 7, 2013, Donkor saw the victim in the company of her friends in the area about 20.00 hours and proposed love to her but she refused, adding that, Donkor did not give up and persuaded her to give him her mobile phone number, which she did.

ASP Asante said the next morning the accused person met the girl at the same place and convinced the victim to see his house.

The prosecution said when they entered the accused room; he demanded for sex, after locking the door and pocketing the key.

He said after a struggle Donkor managed to have sex with the innocent girl.

ASP Asante said the victim, after her ordeal, went to the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Police at Agona Swedru and lodged a complaint.

According to the Prosecution the police later arrested Donkor, after which they issued a medical form to the victim for a medical check-up at the Agona Swedru government hospital.

Source: GNA

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