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52-Year Old Man Arrested for Defiling 10 Year Old

The Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service in the Gomoa East District Command have arrested a 52-year-old Ebenezer Atuobi Asante, an electrician, for defiling his would-be 10-year-old stepdaughter at Nyanyano in the Gomoa East District of the Central region.

According to information as reported by Soireenews Alex Donkoh, the mother of the victim, identified as Akua Asantewa is a concubine to the suspect.

The information further revealed that the victim (name withheld) has been staying with the suspect for the past three (3) years due to the demise of the biological father. The mother, Akua Asantewa, however, left the daughter in the care of the concubine and left for the final funeral rites of the late husband.

The suspect, according to the report, however, took advantage of Akua Asantewa’s absence and defiled the 10-year-old on multiple occasions.

Ebenezer Atuobi Asante is in the grips of the Police and according to the Assistant Superintendent of Police at the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit in Kasoa, ASP Doris Laryea Aggrey, confirming the report revealed that the victim upon realizing she could not bear the trauma confided in her school proprietress, who in turn made an official report at the Police Station.

ASP Laryea also added that a doctor’s examination conducted on the victim confirmed that the victim’s hymen had been broken due to several penetrations made through her vagina.

The victim, according to ASP Doris Laryea Aggrey, is battling psychological trauma but is a little stable.

She added that the victim is however being taking through clinical counselling for her to recover fully.

ASP Doris Laryea Aggrey has however sent a stern warning to men who have developed the bad habit of abusing minors sexually. She added that any man who would be arrested for a similar or same offence would be made to face the full rigours of the law.

The suspect will arrange before the court by Kasoa Divisional Police.



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