A police officer has defiled and impregnated a 12-year-old girl.
Lance Corporal Emmanuel Bartels reportedly slept with the girl three times and impregnated her some seven months ago and had in her fathers room.
In an interview with Joy News, the victim said Lance Corporal Bartels was a tenant in his father’s house.
The JHS 1 student said every time her father left for work, the police officer would force himself on her, ignoring her plea for him to stop.
According to her, due to the fear of being beaten, she could not mention the incident to her father.
The victim’s father became suspicious after he noticed some changes in his daughter. He took her to the hospital and test run on her confirmed she was pregnant.
The case was reported to the police but the officer was not arrested, Joy News learnt.
Later on when the case was reported to the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) the police officer was invited for questioning but he denied the allegations.
DOVVSU also asked the victim to undergo age assessment test because she looked older than her age. When the test was conducted a report was issued with DOVVSU claiming the girl may be 17-years-old.
But the victim said her father is gathering her birth certificate and other school documents to prove that she is indeed 12.
The lawyer and family of the girl will later address a news conference today in an attempt to mount pressure on the Police administration to investigate the matter and bring the officer to book.
Meanwhile, reports making rounds in the media indicate that the said police officer is the Communications Minister’s bodyguard but he has denied the rumuor.
In a WhatsApp message to Joy News Dr. Omane Boamah said “I don’t have a bodyguard. The guy is one of the police officers who guards bungalows on rotational basis”.
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