Farmer 39, jailed for defiling and impregnating 15-yr-old daughter


James Tetteh, a 39-year-old farmer at Akyem Abomosu in the Atiwa East District of the Eastern Region has been slapped with 20 years imprisonment for defiling and impregnating his biological daughter.

The convict, farmer was jailed by Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ presided over by Her Honour, Mercy Addei Kotei on Friday, April 24, 2020.

According to Chief Inspector Owusu Ababio, the prosecutor, Tetteh who lived with the 15-year-old daughter at Akyem Abomosu has been sexually abusing his daughter since the beginning of 2020.

He added that a tenant who stays in the same house with the convict carefully observed that the girl was being sexually abused.

The victim later confided in the tenant after interrogation.

The neighbor then reported the matter to the Akyem Abomosu Police who proceeded quickly to arrest the convict, James Tetteh after medical report indicated that the victim has been sexually abused and is pregnant for two weeks, two days.

The convict after his arrest admitted his offense and pleaded guilty.

He was therefore sentenced to 20 years in prison with hard labor for defilement and incest.

Source: Ghana | | Samuel Sackey


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