Isaac Kinto Kwadwo a 39-year-old farmer in Dadieso who allegedly defiled his 13 year-old step daughter, has been remanded into prison custody by the Tarkwa District Court II.
Prosecuting, police Inspector Faustina Celestina Anaman, told the Court, which was presided over by Madam Gifty Cudjoe that the victim (name withheld), is a primary four pupil who lived with the accused person and his mother in the same room at Kwabena Nartey, a village near Dadieso in the Western region.
In April this year, the accused person attempted to have sex with his stepdaughter, while she was asleep but she screamed for help and ran outside the room. Isaac ran after her without the knowledge that the victim’s mother, Mercy Gyem who was sleeping in the same room was trailing him.
Inspector Anaman said the farmer’s wife, Mercy became surprised, walked outside quietly and demanded from Isaac as to what he was doing with the victim at such an odd hour but he could not give any tangible reason which resulted in a quarrel between the couple.
The Prosecution said a week later, the victim’s mother traveled to her home town and left her in the care of the accused person.
According to the police, Isaac took advantage of the absence of his wife, who travelled a week later and forcefully abused the victim, who reported her ordeal to her sister Afia and the Assistant Head Teacher of Kwabena Nartey District Assembly School, Mr. Akpatsu John Teye.
The prosecutor said the sister and teacher also alerted the District Director of Education for Suaman, Mr. Samuel Bortey who subsequently reported the matter to the police.
The police immediately issued the victim with medical form to attend hospital for examination where it was confirmed that she had indeed been defiled.
When Isaac was arrested, he denied the offence when interrogated at the police station.
The accused person’s plea was not taken and has been remanded in custody to re-appear on October 26, 2015 at the Tarkwa Circuit Court for prosecution to begin.