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Grandfather Sentenced to Seven Years Imprisonment for Defiling Granddaughter

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A 60-year-old man, Isaac Kyeki, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by the Kasoa Ofaakor Circuit Court for defiling his 12-year-old granddaughter in Awutu Ofakor UN City. The court, presided over by His Honor Oheneba Antwi Boasiako, found the man guilty of the crime.

According to reports, the convict had sent the victim to buy bananas and while handing it over to him in his room, he forcefully removed her dress and had sexual intercourse with her. The convict admitted in court that he had defiled the victim five times but warned her not to disclose it to anyone.

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The judge, in giving his judgment, said the convict had made the court’s work easy by admitting he committed the crime. The sentence will serve as a deterrent to other would-be perpetrators of such acts. Sexual offenses, especially against minors, are very serious crimes that must be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

For the most part, the culture of silence surrounding sexual abuse in our society has made it difficult for victims to come forward and seek justice. It is, therefore, commendable that the victim in this case was able to speak up and report the matter to the authorities.

It is also important to note that sexual abuse against children is a violation of their rights and can have long-lasting effects on their physical and emotional well-being. Parents, guardians, and society as a whole have a responsibility to protect children and ensure their safety at all times.

The Ghanaian justice system has shown that it will not tolerate sexual abuse against minors and will hold perpetrators accountable for their actions. We must continue to support efforts aimed at ending all forms of sexual abuse and creating a safer environment for children in our communities.

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