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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Source: ultimatefmonline.com

Man charged for engaging in anal sex with 3 children


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A 29-year-old fashion designer, Richard Isaac Dankyi, is standing trial for allegedly taking turns to have anal sex with three children, two males and a female.

Dankyi, an uncle to the victims, aged between six and eight years, who appeared before an Accra Circuit Court, however pleaded not guilty to six counts of defilement.

The court, presided over by Mrs Marian Affoah, therefore admitted Dankyi to bail in the sum of GH¢10,000 with four sureties.

The court ordered the case investigator to verify the residential and occupational addresses of all the four sureties and ensure that they are of substantial means sufficient to post bail for the accused person.

The matter has been adjourned to April 29.

Mr Emmanuel Addai, who represented the accused person, prayed for bail.

Prosecuting Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Adolphine Dzansi told the court that the complainant was a businessman residing at Ablekumah and he was the father of the victims.

The three victims live with their mother at Teshie Bush road. The accused person also resides at Teshie.

DSP Dzansi said the victims were often left in the care of Dankyi whenever their mother leaves for town.

According to the prosecutor, police investigations have revealed that between last year and this year, Dankyi made the victims strip naked, laid them on his bed and had anal sex with them in turns.

Sometimes, prosecution said he had anal sex with one of the male victims in the bathroom.

On April 10, this year, Dankyi again took the victims into his bedroom and had bouts of anal sex with the victims.

On April 15, the complainant detected that the female child was unable to walk properly and when he quizzed her, she claimed she was sick.

A witness in the case who questioned the two other male victims revealed the ordeal they had gone through in the hands of the accused person.

The female victim was sent to the Rinant Hospital at East Legon and the medical officer confirmed that she had been defiled and asked the complainant to report the matter to the Police.

Subsequently, a report was made to the Police at East Legon where an extract of occurrence was prepared and forwarded to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit, Accra for further investigations.

The complainant was also issued with a Police medical form to send the three victims to the hospital and same was returned after they had been endorsed by a medical officer.

Dankyi was later arrested.

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