Teacher jailed 12 years for defiling 3-year-old girl

By on

A teacher who sexually abused a three-year-old girl over a period of two years has been sentenced to a 12-year jail term by an Accra Circuit Court.

Ishmael Tagoe, 22, charged with defilement, pleaded not guilty during his first appearance.

However, when he appeared before the court on Monday, Tagoe changed his plea to guilty.

The court presided over by Mrs. Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku, therefore convicted him on his plea.

According to the court, in sentencing Tagoe, it took into consideration the fact that the accused did not waste the court’s time.

The court noted that considering the two-year period that the accused person abused the victim, he (Tagoe) deserved no mercy, although he was fairly young.

Defense counsel, Mr. George Asamaney prayed the court to deal with Tagoe leniently because he had shown remorse and had regretted his actions.

The council said it was stupidity and youthful exuberance that compelled his client to commit the act, adding that there was nothing attractive about the victim.

Counsel, who further attributed his client’s conduct to the work of the devil said the victim did not have any big breasts or buttocks to attract Tagoe.

“Considering the fact that Tagoe did not waste the court’s time, I pray that the court deals leniently with him by giving him the minimum sentence,” defense counsel said.

Meanwhile, before the court could convict Tagoe, his mother and the victim’s mother broke down in tears in court.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire said the complainant is a decorator and mother of the victim. The convict is a pupil teacher teaching in a school [name withheld] at Caprice in Accra.

The prosecution said the victim and other kids in the school have been playing together at the said school compound and she visited the convict in his classroom.

The prosecution said Tagoe took advantage of that and defiled her for two years. On May 24, this year, the victim’s mother was bathing her but when the mother decided to wash her private parts she resisted.

The mother on suspicion interrogated the victim who revealed how the accused had continuously defiled her since she was three years.

On May 26, this year, the complainant reported the matter to the Tesano Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) and Tagoe were arrested.

A medical report form was issued to the complainant to seek medical attention.

 

Source: GNA

ABOUT: Ellsamwise King

[email protected]

A Civil/Structural Engineer & Freelance Blogger, Journalist, Social Media Mogul, Digital Marketer, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist. CEO of Skyline Consortium & 9189 Media Consult and Co-Founder of Team Sarkodie. An alumnus of Prempeh College where he read General Science. He holds a first degree in Bachelor of Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. His mentors are Alvar Alto, Rupert Murdoch, Piers Mogan, Mensa Otabil, Bernard ElBernard Nelson-Eshun. Blogs for; http://www.233times.com | www.paemuka.com | http://www.playmusicgh.com | http://www.muzikiq.com | http://www.brandsaid.biz . Social Media Manager for Eon3 Group | BrandsAid | Kings Crown Media | Carabao Africa Ghana & Africa | Calvary Temple - ICGC | Team Sarkodie | Muzik IQ | Kwaw Kese Please inquire more via Email: [email protected] | [email protected] Instagram & Twitter: @wise_tskd Facebook: Ell Samwise LinkedIn: EllSamwise King Dogbe

view all posts by: Ellsamwise King  

ABOUT 233TIMES

233times.com is a Ghanaian media house which serves as a major source of exclusive interviews ,music and video downloads, news and more.

233times.com reports on major events,news covering entertainment, politics, sports, etc from within Ghana, Africa and beyond.

We have a platform for the amateur artistes to portray their staggering talents ...more...

WE ON SOCIAL MEDIA. FOLLOW US

facebook twitter youtube google plus linkedIn

To advertise with us or make enquiries, please visit 233times.com/advertise or call +233249455142 (Selorm), +233248185848 (Nana Kwesi)