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Teenage Boys Picked Up Over Sexual Assault At Osu

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Five persons have been put before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly inserting their fingers into the private part of a 15-year-old girl.

One of them allegedly had sex with her at Osu.
The five, including an 18-year-old Senior High School (SHS) student and four Junior High School (JHS) students aged between 16 and 17 (juveniles), kissed and fondled the victim and also took video shots and posted same on social media.

The victim’s uncle however saw the video that went viral and confronted the victim.

They have been variously charged with indecent assault, child pornography and defilement.

The act comes after a similar incident took place at Kumasi Bantama in the Ashanti Region.

The court, presided over by Abena Oppong Adjin based on the ages of the accused persons, did not take their pleas and advised their parents to get legal representation for them.

This was after parents of the accused and the four juveniles had told the court that they have not been to court before and did not know that they had to engage the services of lawyers.

The accused person and the four juveniles were admitted to bail in the sum of GHC 10,000 with a surety each. They are to reappear on January 5, 2018.

The prosecution, led by Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire, said the victim, a student, resides at Osu with her mother.

On August 21, this year, at about 1900 hours the victim decided to take a stroll to the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Osu where she met one of the juveniles who was also in the company of the 18-year-old accused.

They engaged the victim in a conversation.
Later the other juveniles joined them.
Prosecution said the 18-year-old Senior High student and his accomplices lured the victim to dark spot near Osu Salem Junior High School and they took turns to fondle her breast and inserted their fingers into her vagina.

Prosecution said the victim resisted but other juveniles pinned her down while others continue to kiss and fondle her breast.

In her bid to shout for help, the culprits gagged her and one of them used his mobile phone to take video shots of the act.

After the act, one of the accused aged 16 asked the victim to allow him have sex with her or else all the five would take turns to have sexual intercourse with her.

Prosecution said the 16-year-old juvenile, who had sex with the victim, pulled out a knife and threatened her not to inform anyone.

After the act, the victim dressed up and the accused departed.

Prosecution said the sex tape however went viral on social media.

On September 15, this year, the victim’s uncle received the video on whatsapp and when the victim was quizzed she narrated her ordeal.

A report was made to the Police at Osu and medical report form was issued to the victim to seek medical attention.

The prosecution said investigation led to the arrest of the accused and the four juveniles.

Source: Modernghana

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