Father Faces Sexual Abuse Charges Against Daughter

Half Assini magistrate court in the Western Region has referred defilement and incent charges against Clear Agent at the Elubo border, Anthony Tamakloe to a Sekondi Circuit court for trial.

According to the Court all the three charges against the accused are criminal cases that are above the powers of the Court.

The court therefore discharged Tamakole but was re-arrested by the Police to enable them arraign him to the Sekondi Circuit Court “A”.

He was charged on three counts of defilement, incest and torturing his biological daughter.

Prosecution, Police Sergeant Isaac Ebo Otoo, told the court presided over by Mr Abdul Majid Illiasu that complainant in the case is a head

Pastor of Assemblies of God Church at Elubo.

He said the accused has four children including the victim with a woman whom he had divorced since January 2013.

He said the children including the victim, age 14 and her immediate male siblings were staying with him at Elubo.

The Prosecutor said on their arrival at Elubo the accused enquired from the victim whose name is being withheld for security reasons if she is a virgin.

He said the victim answered negatively and maintained she was a virgin.

The prosecution said the accused to believe the girl made her strip herself naked and lied on his bed while he inserted his finger in her vagina to ascertain if indeed her virginity has not been broken.

Sergeant Otoo said in the process the accused was not able to withstand her daughter's nudity inserted his penis in her vagina and subsequently had sexual intercourse with her till he satisfied himself.

He said this made the girl bled profusely from her private part, adding that he warned his daughter not to tell anyone what had transpired between them and afterwards made her his sexual partner.

The Prosecutor said the former wife visited them one day at Elubo and the victim told her the ordeal.

He said when the mother confronted the father over it, he denied the act vehemently.

The prosecution said the revelation never deterred accused who continued to have sex with victim after the mother's departure.

He said the father even threatened to kill her if she dare reveal the secret to anyone as she did to the mother on her visit.

According to the Sergeant Otoo the accused subjected victim to torture an time she resisted his demand to have sex with her.

The prosecution said sometimes the accused person uses sedative hypnotic drugs to victim and her sibling at night to sleep deeply to enable him execute his nefarious act without any interference.

He indicated that on Sunday January 3 2016 accused as usual flirted victim who experienced abnormal pains as a result and unable to attend church.

The following Sunday when she attended Church narrated her ordeal to a Policeman who is a member of the church.

The Prosecutor said the Policeman informed the head Pastor of the Church who met victim over the issue and later reported the matter to Police.

Tamakloe and was arrested and case referred to Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit of Ghana Police Service, Half-Assini.