Barber remanded for defilement

A 39-year-old barber who lured a 14-year-old primary four pupil into his room and forcibly had sexual intercourse with her, has been remanded into prison custody by the Tepa circuit court in the Ahafo Ano North Municipality.

Solomon Addo is said to have locked the victim in his room, gave her some drinks and forcibly had intercourse and later gave her Ghc 10.00 with a warning not to tell anyone.

His plea was not taken and he will reappear before the court presided over by Mr Michael Johnson Abbey on July 30, this year.

Police Inspector Jonas Newlove Agyei, told the court that the victim was a primary four pupil of the Tepa Methodist basic school and resided with her grandmother, who was the complainant in the case, at Tepa.

He said in May this year, Addo lured the victim into his room, locked it up, took some drinks together with the girl and forcibly had sex with her.

Inspector Agyei said after the act, the victim experienced series of health problems and informed the suspect but he began to play some hide and seek with the victim.

He said when the victim realized that her illness was getting serious, she reported the incident to her grandmother, who caused the arrest of the accused.

The prosecution said a medical examination confirmed that the victim had been defiled and the suspect was therefore charged and brought before the court.