17 year-old student of SHS in Koforidua abused in girls' bathroom

17 year-old student of SHS in Koforidua abused in girls' bathroom

A first-year student of a Senior High School in Koforidua in the Eastern region, has been abused in a school bathroom. The 17-year-old was a victim of a man who carried a knife to perpetrate the crime.

The victim's name is withheld for obvious reasons of protection but the report available to YEN.com.gh has it that the young woman was victimised when she attended to a personal matter in the bathroom.

Adomonline.com reports that the suspect is believed to have scaled over the main wall of the school and the girls' dormitory to commit the crime.

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SHS student abused
Usually, young women who are the victims of these crimes are afraid to report the culprits because of stigma. Photo credit: Google Photos
Source: UGC

The victim has since been examined and treated by a gynecologist at the Eastern Regional Hospital after a medical form was issued by the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU).

The medical report, according to Superintendent Eunice Annor, the Regional Officer in Charge of DOVVSU, confirmed the victim's hymen had been broken.

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Meanwhile, one intruder found days later after the incident wondering on campus has been arrested to assist in investigations.

The victim who is said to have been traumatized by the incident is undergoing counseling. She has also been asked to go home to recover after the incident.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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