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Security officer remanded for defilement

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prisonA Sunyani Magistrate’s Court has remanded a 44-year-old private security officer, Kwame Joseph, into prison custody for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old junior high school deaf and dumb pupil at Odumase near Sunyani.

The plea of the accused was not taken and would re-appear on Thursday, July 4.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Christopher Tawiah, Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer, disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency in Sunyani on Wednesday.

He said the accused was a private security officer at a filling station at Odumase while the victim lived nearby.

ASP Tawiah said on May 26, this year, the accused proposed to the victim, took her home and defiled her after which the accused gave her three Ghana cedis.

He said the accused defiled the victim again and offered her three Ghana cedis.

After sometime the victim fell sick and during interrogation she informed her parents that the accused had defiled her on several occasions.

ASP Tawiah said the accused was confronted and he admitted the offence adding that the parents of the victim demanded 150 Ghana cedis from the accused to send the victim to hospital but he could not afford and the matter was reported to the police.

He said a medical form was issued to the victim to attend hospital and the accused was arrested and charged with the offence after investigations.

Source: GNA

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