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The Tesano Divisional Police Command has apprehended a 43-year-old poultry farmer for allegedly defiling his 8-year-old stepdaughter.
The suspect was picked up at Ofankor after a close relative reported the incident to the police.
According to the Police, preliminary investigations revealed that the victim had been sexually abused several times by the suspect.
Speaking to Citi News, the Tesano Divisional Police Commander, ACP Oduro Amaning, said the suspect is in police custody.
“It was his own daughter who came to report the issue to the police. She is a stepsister to the victim. She the victim told her [step-sister], that the father has been sleeping with her. According to her, the victim is eight years old. She added that the sister disclosed this to her in confidence. So when the victim came, we interrogated her and she narrated everything to us.”
“We then issued a medical form to her to go to the hospital and according to the medical report, her private part had been tampered with. So we charged the suspect with the offense and he is on remand currently after he was granted bail but couldn’t meet the bail conditions.”