A father and son who had sex with a 15-year-old
primary four pupil, resulting in pregnancy, have
been sentenced to a total of 44 years in prison. The Koforidua Circuit Court which handed out the
sentence Thursday, gave the father, Daniel Kwaku
Danquah, a farmer aged 43, a maximum of 24
years while his son, Moses Danquah, aged 23, a
cushion liner, was given 20 years, both with hard
The incident occurred at Nobi, a village near Akyem Tafo in the Eastern Region on different dates in November and December, last year and January, this year. Both father and son, who were charged with defilement, pleaded guilty before the court presided over by Madam Wilhelmina Hammond.
Presenting the facts of the case to the packed court, the prosecutor, Inspector Patrick Adzadza, said the girl and the convicts lived in the same vicinity at Nobi.
He said sometime in November, 2011, when the
girls grandmother with whom she was staying
left for Somanya, their home town, for a funeral,
Kwaku Danquah forcibly had sex with her in her
Inspector Adzadza said after the act, Kwaku Danquah warned her not to disclose what
happened to anyone else he (Kwaku Danquah)
would cause her arrest.
He told the court that in December, 2011, Moses
Danquah, son of Kwaku Danquah, also had sex
with the girl on three separate occasions in the
same room and when he attempted to repeat the
act for the fourth time in January, 2012, he detected that the girl was pregnant.
When her grandmother detected that the victim had become pregnant and questioned her, the girl told her that although Kwaku Danquah was responsible for the pregnancy, his son Moses also had sex with her on three occasions.
He said both the father and the son admitted
having sex with the girl in their caution statements and that a medical report put the girls last menstrual period at October, 2011.
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