Photographer Arrested For Defilement

The Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Tema Regional Police Command has arrested a 24-year-old photographer for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old. The culprit, Alfred Arthur was said to have lured the victim into his abode at Community 4, Tema where he defiled the Junior High School (JHS) graduate causing her to bleed profusely. Information gathered indicated that on Monday, August 10, 2015, at about 9.30pm, the victim went to buy food at the Tema Community 4 Night Market and on her way met Alfred who she happens to know and he asked her to pass by his residence when returning home. The victim, upon her return, did not meet Alfred in the house and called him on her mobile phone. Suspect told her to wait for him as he was also returning from Community 7, Tema where he went to get some food. Few minutes later Alfred turned in the two walked into his room. Alfred was alleged to have started making sexual advances towards the girl which she resisted but the suspect was said to have overpowered her and had sex with her. The suspect kept the victim till 4am the following morning before allowing her to go home when she complained of pains in her abdomen and legs. The victim, however, kept the ordeal to herself until Saturday, August 15, 2015, when her mother, who had earlier thought her daughter´┐Żs bleeding was as a result of her monthly menses, realized that her daughter was in extreme pains and confronted her. The victim told her mother everything and the matter was reported to the Community 4 police. The police arrested the suspect and the case was referred to the Regional DOVVSU for investigations. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Juliana Obeng, the Public Relations Officer(PRO) of the Tema Regional Police Command when contacted confirmed the incident. She disclosed that a medical form had been issued to the victim for medical examination and treatment. ASP Obeng said suspect in his caution statement admitted the offence but explained that he has been dating victim for some time and that on the day of the incident, he was drunk but did not force victim for sex. She, however, specified that Alfred has been charged with defilement and will be arraigned before court soon.