The Ofoase Ayirebi Police in the Eastern Region is currently on a manhunt for a step-father who mobilized some area boys to molest a 15-year-old girl.
The teenager’s step-dad and the area boys were seen in a viral video beating and harassing the girl for leaving home and failing to return until the next morning.
She is said to have left her home on Friday, May 27, 2022. Amid worrying from her parents, she did not return home to sleep but was only spotted the next morning.
To the shock of some neighbours, her step-father whose name is given as Kofi in the company of some area boys beat the young girl while she was out brushing her teeth.
Despite crying for help, the man said to be her step-father started undressing her as the beating and sexual harassment continued.
The victim later narrated: “I went to sleep at my friend’s house. I was brushing my teeth when the boys poured water on me and started beating me on the orders of my father because I didn’t sleep at home. One said if I have had sex with her, they wouldn’t have beaten me. The other inserted pepper in my private part. I promised to report them to the police, but my stepfather was not bothered.”
Subsequently, a video recording of the incident went viral, drawing the attention of the Eastern Regional Police command.
After visiting the victim, officers have been assigned to the case and are now on a hunt to bring the perpetrators to book.
Sources say investigations are ongoing with the Police determined to arrest culprits to face the law.
The Ofoase Ayerebi District Police Commander, Superintendent George Bawa, confirmed the case.
“Yes, we have such a case. We took the child to the hospital. She is doing well.”
“They are still at large, the matter has currently been taken over by the Oda Dovsu Command.”
The Children’s Act 1998 Section 13 (1&2) is clear on the child’s right to protection from torture and correction limit.
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