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Crime & Punishment Thu, 27 Mar 2008

Boy, 12, defiles girl, 9

Accra, March 27, GNA - A 12 year-old boy was on Thursday arraigned for defiling a nine year-old girl at Tetegu, near Kasoa, in the Central Region. According to Inspector Irene Oppong, Public Relations Officer of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Police Service, both the victim and the accused live in the same area. She said on March 20 this year, the victim went to ease herself near an uncompleted building where she saw the accused passing by and called him by his nickname "Joe Blackie". Inspector Oppong said the boy gave her a chase and she fled into the uncompleted building where he got hold of her, stripped her naked and had sexual intercourse with her. A man who was passing by heard the victim shouting for help and went to her aid. The PRO said the man reported the case to the victim's mother who lodged a complaint at the DOVVSU Desk at Odorkor in Accra.

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Source: GNA
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