Engineer allegedly defiles stepdaughter

Cape Coast, A Circuit Court in Cape Coast on Monday granted bail to a 34-year old, building Engineer who is accused of defiling his 12-year-old step-daughter on countless occasions at Abura, a suburb of Cape Coast.

Bernard Appiah pleaded not guilty to defilement and was granted bail in the sum of GH? 10,000.00 with two sureties by the court presided over by Mrs Afia Nyarkoh Adu-Amankwah who adjourned the case to Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

Prosecuting Chief Inspector Effah told the court that the complainant Madam Emma Essien is an aunt of the girl.

He said the victim lives with her biological mother, Madam Francisca Essien who is an elder sister of the complainant together with the step father in the same house at Abura.

He said on the Wednesday, November 22, 2017, the victim informed the complaint that the accused has been having series of sexual intercourse with her anytime her mother travelled on a business trip to Accra.

According to the victim, the last time the accused had sex with her was on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 12:00pm in his room.

The complaint upon hearing the news reported the act to the Cape Coast Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) where she was given a medical report form to send the girl to the hospital for examination, treatment and report.

The accused was subsequently arrested and charged with defilement.

Source: Ghana News Agency