The suspect, Ebenezer Atobi Asante in Police custody

The Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Kasoa Divisional Police Command, has arrested a 52-year-old man for allegedly defiling his 10-year-old step-daughter at Kakraba in the Central Region.

According to the police, the suspect, Ebenezer Atobi Asante, started dating the victim’s mother some three years ago when her father died under mysterious circumstances.

In an interview with Adom News, Kasoa DOVVSU Commander, ASP Dories Larye Aggrey said, the mother of the victim asked her daughter to live with the suspect when their friendship became intimate.

ASP Larye said the suspect was sharing the same double-bed with the victim and that is how the man got the opportunity to take advantage of the young girl.

She added that he defiled her several times.

ASP Larye said in view of the trauma the 10-year-old has endured over the period, a Psychologist has been engaged to counsel her.

Meanwhile, the suspect, Ebenezer has been arraigned before court for prosecution.