Trader remanded for alleged incest

A 36-year-old man, who allegedly had sex with his 13-year-old daughter through her anus and private part, has been remanded in police custody by an Accra Circuit Court.

Isaac Tetteh, a trader, is facing charges of defilement, unnatural carnal knowledge and incest.

The court presided over by Mrs Christina Cann did not take Tetteh’s plea and adjourned the case to October 3.

This was after prosecution told the court that the victim was yet to be examined by a medical doctor explaining that when the victim was taken to the hospital, she was menstruating.

Prosecution said that the medical doctor informed the police that the victim could not be examined while she was menstruating.

The facts gathered by the police indicated the victim has been staying with the father for the past five years in Accra, and that the father and daughter slept on the same bed.

The court heard that the father had sex with her daughter through her anus and private part.

According to police account, the victim’s Aunty detected that she could not walk properly and when the Aunty questioned the girl, she said the father had sex with her.

The police said Tetteh became offended and rained insults on the victim and beat her without any provocation.

The victim reported the case at the Kaneshie Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service leading to the arrest of Tetteh was arrested and a medical form was issued to seek medical care for the girl. – GNA

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