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Crime & Punishment of Friday, 22 November 2013

Source: GNA

Anglican Priest remanded for alleged rape

A 39-year-old Anglican priest, Rev. Fr Emmanuel Quartey, has been remanded in police custody for allegedly raping a 20-year-old woman.

He will be arraigned before the Cape Coast Circuit Court Three on Monday November 25.

The facts are that on Sunday October 17, the victim, a resident of Siwido in Cape Coast, contacted the priest to help her break a blood covenant she had with her boyfriend.

The priest agreed to help the victim and asked her to meet him the following day at a hotel in Elmina.

She complied and met the priest in one of the rooms in the hotel where he forcibly had sex with her and warned her not to tell anyone or else she will die.

Out of fear, the victim kept the ordeal to herself until Wednesday, November 6 when she broke her silence and informed her elder sister about it.

Two days later, the victim made a complaint to the Cape Coast office of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVSU) of the Ghana Police Service and she was issued with a medical form to attend hospital.

Quartey was consequently arrested by the Police.