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In Court 56-year-old driver sexually abuses 15-year-old house help

In April 2016, while Akuffo’s wife was away, he took advantage of the victim and had sex with her.

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An Accra circuit court has remanded a 56-year-old driver for allegedly abusing a 15-year-old house help sexually.

The sexual abuse has left the girl pregnant.

The court presided over by Aboagye Tandoh deferred Akuffo’s sentence to October 23 to enable the prosecution to ascertain the age of the victim. Akuffo has therefore been remanded into Police custody.

Kwasi Akuffo, a 56-year-old driver, on Monday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly impregnating his 15-year-old house help.

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Akuffo, charged with defilement, has pleaded guilty with an explanation.

He is said to have continuously defiled the victim after she had delivered. The victim got pregnant during the initial sexual advances from Akuffo.

The court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh deferred Akuffo’s sentence to October 23 to enable the prosecution to ascertain the age of the victim. Akuffo has therefore been remanded into Police custody.

According to the prosecutor, Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire the driver lives in the same house with the victim and his wife.  Eight years ago Akuffo‘s wife brought the victim to stay with them at Haatso to help them with house chores.

The family relocated to Adenta New Legon in 2013 where Akuffo’s wife engaged in soap making business.

In April 2016, while Akuffo’s wife was away, he took advantage of the victim and had sex with her.

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The victim got pregnant and was allowed to deliver. Afterwards, Akuffo’s wife took the victim to Dodowa Government Hospital where she undertook Family Planning Method to enable her to continue her education.

Investigations revealed that Akuffo continued to have sex with the victim after delivery.

The victim who could not bear the situation any more reported the matter to the Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit (DOVSU) at Adenta and a Social Worker was assigned to the case.

The Police also issued a medical form to the victim to seek medical attention, Chief Inspector Atimbire added.

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