Child Sexual Assault — A 38 year old taxi driver in the Ashanti region has been sentenced by an Accra Circuit Court to two years behind bars after he was convicted of defiling his under 13 year old under aged daughter.
Identified as Alfred Boakye, the convict’s crime included sucking his daughter’s breast and inserting his finger into her private parts.
According to Prosecuting Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire, the plaintiff was an Adenta Social Welfare social worker.
The final court hearing was presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku.
The victim who is a primary 6 pupil was brought by her mother from Nnoboam, Ashanti Akyem, Ashanti Region to live with her father in Ritz in Adenta.
The prosecutor told the court that during weekends, the convict Alfred Boakye would ask his daughter to undress, lay on the bed and spread her legs so he could “examine” her.
On each occasion before he would commence the so-called examination, he would suck her breast and insert his fingers into her private parts.
The prosecutor added that Boakye would repeat the incident after his daughter had taken her bath and in one occasion, applied some yellowish substance to her private parts.
One evening after the victim had returned from church, Boakye ordered her to undress for his usual examination. While he was about to suck her breast, the prosecutor said that it was then that the victim summoned courage to push her father and escape from the house.
She reported the ordeal to her school teacher who alerted the Adenta Social Welfare who took up the matter to the police and ensured that Boakye was prosecuted for his crime.
A medical examination was later carried out on the victim before the prosecution was made.