A five-year-old girl in Offinso in the Ashanti Region has been diagnosed with cystitis after she was defiled by her cousin.
The condition, an infection of the bladder, makes it difficult for her to walk or pass waste, according to a report by myjoyonline.com.
The condition of the victim, Afia, is said to be deteriorating by the day and she has been referred from the St. Patrick Hospital at Offinso to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).
X-rays revealed she is reportedly also suffering from an intestinal obstruction and that she will have to undergo two separate surgeries to correct this.
The situation has compelled her family to launch an appeal for GH¢15,000 to enable her undergo corrective surgery.
The suspect, Kofi Dapaah,19, reportedly defiled Afia on countless occasions when her parents travelled to the Upper West Region for a funeral and left her in his care.