Monday, January 14, 2013

Pastor from Ghana arrested for raping 7 year old girl

Juaso (Ash), Jan. 11, GNA - A 20-year old self Juaso (Ash), Jan. 11, GNA - A 20-year old self professed pastor, accused of defiling a seven-professed pastor, accused of defiling a seven-year old girl, has been remanded into prison year old girl, has been remanded into prison custody by the Juaso Circuit Court. custody by the Juaso Circuit Court. Kwasi Darkwah profusely denied the Kwasi Darkwah profusely denied the offence and was ordered to reappear on offence and was ordered to reappear on January 24. January 24. Police Chief Inspector Joseph Obeng told Police Chief Inspector Joseph Obeng told the court, presided over by Justice Alex the court, presided over by Justice Alex Obeng Asante, that the victim lives with the Obeng Asante, that the victim lives with the mother at Boamadumase whilst the accused, mother at Boamadumase whilst the accused, who claims to be a pastor, resides at who claims to be a pastor, resides at Patriensa. Patriensa. He said the pastor had gone to He said the pastor had gone to Boamadumase to spread the gospel and Boamadumase to spread the gospel and organize prayer sessions on December 4, last organize prayer sessions on December 4, last year. year. There, the mother of the little girl went to There, the mother of the little girl went to him for spiritual guidance and Darkwah was him for spiritual guidance and Darkwah was reported to have requested the woman to get reported to have requested the woman to get him some drinking water. him some drinking water. Prosecution said she hurried to the house Prosecution said she hurried to the house and asked the victim to carry a gallon of water and asked the victim to carry a gallon of water to the self-acclaimed pastor. to the self-acclaimed pastor. He said when the innocent girl arrived with He said when the innocent girl arrived with the water the accused seized her and sexually the water the accused seized her and sexually abused her. abused her. He warned her not to tell anybody about it He warned her not to tell anybody about it and also promised her a new dress. and also promised her a new dress. Few days after the accused had left the Few days after the accused had left the town, the mother noticed some changes in town, the mother noticed some changes in the victim’s gaiety and that made her curious. the victim’s gaiety and that made her curious. Upon questioning, she told her everything and Upon questioning, she told her everything and a formal report was made to the police. a formal report was made to the police. She was issued with a police medical form She was issued with a police medical form for examination and treatment by doctors and for examination and treatment by doctors and Darkwah was arrested.

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