Paul Ademan, who is also facing an additional charge of causing harm to the victim, was arrested by the Police at Abomboso in the Eastern Region.
Ademan denied the charges and the court, presided over by Mrs. Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku remanded him into lawful custody until January 20.
Prosecuting, Detective Inspector Judith B. Asante said the complainant, Vida Ahensah, is a trader residing at Pantang Village with her family, including the victim.
Ademan also lived in the same vicinity.
In October 2013, the accused’s wife, Mavis Adjeiwaa, sent the victim to their house to inform her children to stay indoors as the clouds were gathering and it could rain.
Inspector Asante said the victim went to Madam Agyiewaa’s house with his little sister but on reaching the house Madam Adjeiwaa’s children were not in the house.
Prosecution said Ademan took advantage of the situation and lured the victim and her sister into his kiosk, and Ademan spread a piece of cloth on the floor for the victim to lay her little sister on it and the victim also slept beside her sister.
Inspector Asante said the victim said while sleeping, she felt sharp pains in her vagina and realised that her face had been covered with a piece of cloth.
The victim, prosecution said, removed the cloth and saw Ademan having sexual intercourse with her and though she screamed for help no one could hear her as her mouth was also covered.
Prosecution said the victim after her ordeal went home with her sister and Ademan threatened her with a knife, warning her not to disclose the incident to anyone.
The victim informed Ademan’s wife but, he denied having sexual intercourse with the victim.
After some days the victim became paralysed and broke her story to a prophetess in the area.
On December 2013, a report was made to the Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support where medical form was issued to the victim to undergo medical examination.
Ademan, however, went into hiding until January 4, when he was arrested at his hideout Abomboso near Anyinam in the Eastern Region. —GNA