Emmanuel Ampem, 22, (a teacher trainee) has found himself at the wrong side of the law for allegedly sexually abusing a 15-year-old pupil in a school library at Kasoa in the Central Region.
Ampem reportedly had sex with the girl on four different occasions and had she not played truant after the fourth encounter, to prompt a grilling from her stepfather, Ampem would probably not have been found out.
On Ampem’s appearance before the Agona Swedru Circuit Court, he denied the charge of defilement and the court remanded him in prison custody until October 15.
According to Inspector S. Opoku-Mensah, the victim (named withheld) lives with her stepfather, Mr Benjamin Ofosuhene, at Brigade, a suburb of Kasoa. She is a pupil of the school where Ampem teaches.
Inspector S. Opoku Mensah said Ampem asked the victim on July 10, 2013 to use her own money to buy him a sachet of water and toffees.
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The prosecutor said when the victim brought the items, Ampem asked her to wait for him in the library.
He said on entering the library, Ampem started caressing the victim, after which he asked her to bend down. He then pulled down her panties and had sex with her.
Inspector Opoku-Mensah said after the act, the victim came out of the library and invited one Angela to accompany her to the washroom where they noticed some bloodstains in the victim’s panties.
On July 22 and 23, 2013, the prosecutor said, the victim refused to go to school for no apparent reason, and this prompted her stepfather to question her until she narrated the sexual encounters with Ampem.
Inspector Opoku Mensah said Mr Ofosuhene made a report to the police, which led to the arrest of Ampem.
By Ekow Yamoah/The Mirror/Ghana