A 30-year-old teacher who had anal sex with a 12-year-old-boy on three occasions has been remanded today. Kwabena Anim Seth, is a teacher in a private school (Name withheld) who was alleged to have had anal sex with a 12-year-boy was today arraigned at an Accra Circuit Court.
After appearing before the court, Anim was charged with defilement of a child under 16 years, and he pleaded guilty.
However, it was said that after his arrest, he allegedly told the police that he only sodomized the 12-year-old boy twice. In a statement where he pleaded guilty, he stated that he didn’t know why he did so.
Meanwhile, the prosecutor, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Agnes Boafo, revealed the complainant is a receptionist residing at New Achimota. On the other hand, Anim is also a teacher in a school at New Achimota, but he resides at Akweteyman in Accra.
However, the court presided over by Mrs Christina Cann remanded Anim into lawful custody and deferred his sentence to June 18.
Seth was on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, arraigned and was charged with the offence of defiling a child under 16 years of age contrary to section 101(2) of the Criminal Offences Act 1960, (Act29).
DSP Boafo said on June 10, this year, at about 18:50 hours, the complainant whose son is the victim returned from town and found out that his son (the victim) a Junior High School One student has not done his homework which was normally sent via the internet and has also not taken his bath.
The prosecution said the complainant became very angry and collected a smartphone she had bought for the victim because of his school assignment.
DSP Boafo said the complainant, therefore, decided to scroll through the victim’s phone to ascertain what he was up to on the phone which had prevented him from doing his assignment and had also not taken his bath.
She said when the complainant opened a chat the victim had with one Anim, she saw a cartoon depicting two people having sex so the complainant further questioned the victim who Anim was.
DSP Boafo said the victim told the complainant that Anim was a teacher.
The prosecution said the complainant became alarmed and when she quizzed the victim further, he informed her that he has been chatting with Anim since March this year.
According to prosecution, the victim further said that he had directed the said teacher to his house to assist him do his homework and afterwards, the teacher inserted his penis into his anus.
The prosecution said the victim, a 12-year-old-boy further disclosed that Anim, a teacher on three occasions had anal sex with him.
DSP Boafo said on June 10, this year, at about 13:46 hours, the complainant observed that Anim was chatting with the victim on phone saying he would be coming home.
The prosecution said the complainant informed the victim that he wanted Anim to be arrested so he should invite him home.
Meanwhile, some witnesses had also been alerted by the complainant to assist her to apprehend him.
DSP Boafo said on June 11, this year at about 11:30 hours, Anim came to the house to have sex with the victim.
According to the prosecution as soon as Anim entered the complainant’s living room, Anim undressed leaving his boxer shorts and in the process of undressing the victim, the victim coughed aloud to alert the witnesses then hiding in the kitchen came out.
DSP Boafo said Anim then knelt down and pleaded for forgiveness but the complainant called in a Police Patrol Team from the Regional Police headquarters, Accra and Anim was arrested.
During interrogation, Anim admitted the offence in his cautioned statement and admitted having sex with the victim in the complainant’s living room on two occasions and not three.
DSP Boafo said Anim also said that he did not know what came over him to do that.
The prosecution said during investigations, the victim was given a medical report form to seek medical attention.