”He has had sexual intercourse with me four times”-Teacher jailed 15 years...

”He has had sexual intercourse with me four times”-Teacher jailed 15 years for defiling girl under 16 years old.

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A Teacher has been handed a fifteen-year jail term by a Circuit Court in Accra, for having sexual intercourse with a minor. The Accused, Godfrey Yeboah, who is the victims’ Class Teacher indecently assaulted an eleven-year old girl by fondling her breasts.

The Teacher also inserted his finger into the vagina of a thirteen-year old girl on three occasions.

Godfrey, according to the Prosecution, indecently assaulted another thirteen year old girl by rubbing his hands on her thighs and also giving his victim three tablets to insert into her vagina after the Victim complained of a discharge from her vagina.

The Accused also had sex with a girl under the age of 16 on four occasions.

The victims’ Headmistress had heard rumours that the Accused was having an affair with some of his students. The Headmistress therefore asked one of the victims about the rumours and she confirmed that the rumours were true. The Headmistress subsequently reported the case to the Police who arrested the Accused and arraigned him before court.

The Accused was charged with three counts of indecent assault and one count of defilement of a female under sixteen years. The Accused, according to the Prosecution, denied having defiled the victim.

The Court, having considered the prosecution witnesses and the Accused person’s evidence-in-defence as well as the applicable law, after the full trial of the case, found the Accused guilty of the offences leveled against him by the police.

The Accused was sentenced to four (4) months in prison on each count of indecent assault and fifteen (15) years for the offence of having sex with a girl under the age of sixteen years, the sentences to run concurrently.

Background to the Case

Narrating the facts of the case before His Honour, Aboagye Tandoh in Chambers, the Prosecutor, A.S.P. Sarah Acquah informed the Judge that the Complainant in this case is a Headmistress in charge of an International School in Accra, while the Accused person, Godfrey Yeboah is a teacher in the said school.

The Police Officer said that on the 13th of November, 2013, the Complainant confronted one of her students concerning rumors she had heard that she was having an affair with her class teacher, adding that the victim, aged thirteen (13) did not hide anything from the Complainant. She told the Complainant that the Accused person had sex with her on four occasions.

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