- Police in Suhum have arrested one Binah Rejoice Obaa Yaa, a lesbian.
- She sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl
- The case was being handled by the police when the victim’s parents pleaded out-of-custody settlement.
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A twenty- five year-old lesbian, Binah Rejoice Obaa Yaa, has been arrested by the Suhum police in the Eastern Region for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.
Narrating her ordeal, the victim (name withheld) said she was on her way to sell some items as she has always done when the suspect asked her to follow her to her room.
According to victim, the lesbian gave her a mobile phone so she could play games with it.
She continued that after some time, Rejoice pushed her onto the bed, covered her mouth with her hand and forcibly sucked her breasts, stated a Daily Guide report.
“She then put her fingers into my vagina,” the 14 year old victim claimed.
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She said her calls for help during the act went unheard as no one came to her rescue.
Later, she reported the incident to her mother who immediately sent her to the Suhum Government Hospital for a check-up.
The mother further lodged a complaint against the 25-year-old lesbian at the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service at Suhum.
A police medical form was then issued to the victim to be taken to the Suhum Government Hospital for examination and further treatment.
Later, the 14-year-old victim, together with her mother went to the house of the lesbian who was subsequently arrested by the Police.
In her caution statement, Rejoice admitted sexually assaulting the young girl and consequently charged with defilement.
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However, the victim’s father who is rumoured to be an ex-boyfriend of the lesbian’s mother pleased with the police to grant the lesbian an inquiry bail so the matter would be settled amicably at home.
According to a Daily Guide’s source, the mother of the sexually assaulted girl asked for a GH¢3,000 settlement for her daughter.
But the victim’s father later asked his family to ignore the case and drop charges against the lesbian.
This infuriated his wife, the victim’s mother who has appealed to the Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry to intervene for justice for her daughter.
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