Teacher jailed for sodomising pupil

The Juaso Circuit Court presided over by Mr. Fre-drick Tetteh, has sentenced a teacher to 18 years imprisonment for sodomising a 15-year-old Junior High School (JHS) boy.

Samuel Afari, 30, under the guise of giving financial support to the orphaned victim, took advantage of him and sexually abused him.

The convict, who pleaded guilty to the offence, had sex with the boy a number of times through the anus and warned him of death should he tell anybody about that.

Police Chief Inspector Dennis Nana Duku told the court that this happened at Atiemo, a farming community in the Asante-Akim South District.

The court heard that the complainant is the grandmother of the boy, while the convict was a Mathematics teacher of the school, the victim attends.

Chief Inspector Duku said that Afari, early this year, offered to pay for the education of the victim, who had lost his mother and the boy visited him to help him with the house chores and farming.

The prosecution said that during one of such visits, Afari invited the boy into his room, gave him a concoction to drink, after which he forcefully had anal sex with him.

Chief Inspector Duku said the teacher gave the boy GH¢15.00 and warned that the concoction he had taken would kill him if he ever told anyone about his ordeal.

The prosecution told the court that Afari repeatedly sexually abuse the boy in his room, on the farm and the school toilet.

Chief Inspector Duku said last month, the victim started complaining of waist, stomach and general bodily pains and was taken to the Obogu Clinic for treatment, but his condition kept deteriorating.

The boy told the grandmother and an elder of a church about his experience and a report was made to the police.


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