The Tarkwa Circuit Court has remanded a 19- year-old pupil teacher, Nathaniel Kwarteng into prison custody for allegedly defiling a fifteen-year-old pupil.
The suspect, until his arrest and remand was teaching at Sureso Star Preparatory school in the Wassa Amenfi West district of the Western region where the victim schools.
According to the GNA, Nathaniel Kwarteng, pleaded not guilty to the offense and has been remanded to re-appear before the court on Wednesday November 1.
Narrating to the court presided over by Mr. Emmanuel Bart-Plange Brew, Police, Chief Inspector Faustina Celestina Anaman, said the victim is a pupil at Sureso Star preparatory school and lived with her father at Batmaso, a village near Asankrangwa in the same area as the accused.
According to her, on October 9 this year, Kwarteng forced the victim into his room and had sexual intercourse with her, and further detained her till the next day.
Inspector Anaman said the victim’s father got a tipoff that his daughter was with the suspect following a whole night of search for her.
She said the victim's father solicited the help of neighbours and they took him to Kwarteng's house.
Prosecution said when they arrived and forced the door open they found the accused together with the victim.
The victim's father subsequently lodged a formal complaint to the police at Asankrangwa, leading to the arrest of Kwarteng.