Crime & Punishment Sun, 18 Jan 2015

Man, 51 Defiles Girl, 10

A 51-year-Old farmer, John Mensah aka Kwame Atta, has been arrested by the Kasoa police for allegedly defiling a 10- year-old class three pupil.

The suspect is said to have enticed the victim, a pupil of the Bontrase Roman Catholic Primary School in the Awutu Senya District of the Central Region, with 50Gp and coconuts before luring her into his farm to allegedly defile her.

“He gave me 50Gp for the first time and the sixth time GH¢1 and two coconuts,” said the victim.

The incident, according to police preliminary investigations, had happened more than five times.

DSP Florence Anaman, Commander of the Kasoa Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service, where the suspect is being held, said after his arrest Kwame Atta pleaded guilty to the offence of defilement.

The Kasoa DOVVSU boss said the suspect claimed the act had occurred only five times.


However, the victim’s account indicated it was more.

DSP Anaman said the victim told her grandmother about what Kwame Atta had been doing to her, but she was told he must be caught in the act before anything could be done about it.

She said the victim, therefore, asked her brother to follow her when she was going to fetch water and unluckily for Kwame Atta, he called her to repeat the heinous crime again, according to DSP Anaman.

The victim’s brother who was hiding a few meters away from Kwame Atta’s room, the police officer revealed, managed to catch him (Atta) in the act yesterday.

He raised an alarm and Kwame Atta was apprehended by the police.

The Kasoa DOVVSU Commander said he would be processed for court soon to face the law.

Source: Daily Guide