13-year-old girl rescued from defilement attempt

A 13-year-old girl was rescued Saturday morning from a man, who attempted to defile her, while jogging on the Akyem Osiem- Ettukrom road in the Abuakwa South municipality of the Eastern Region.

The suspect, who was riding a motorcycle, according to reports, abducted the victim into a nearby bush in an attempt to defile her, but she screamed for help, which attracted a farmer,who emerged from a nearby farm to the scene.

The assailant took to his heels leaving his motorcycle behind upon seeing the farmer approaching the scene.

The victim was, however, taken to the Osiem Police Station together with the impounded motorcycle of the suspect.

The owner of the motorcycle now at large, has been identified as a married man, who stays in Akyem Osiem community.

His wife and brother have confirmed to police that the motorcycle belonged to the suspect (name withheld), who left home at dawn.

Meanwhile, the local police had launched a manhunt for his arrest. – ghanaweb.com

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