A 30-year-old class three teacher, Seth Kwabena Anim, has been sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court for sodomising a 12-year-old boy.The victim (name withheld) is a first year junior high school (JHS) student in the school where the convict teaches.
The court, presided over by Ms Christiana Cann, sentenced Anim on his second appearance when he pleaded guilty to a charge of defilement.
He is to serve his sentence in the Ankaful Maximum Security Prison in the Central Region.
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Prosecuting, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Agnes Boafo said as a result of the closure of schools following the coronavirus outbreak, Anim had been visiting the victim at home to assist him with his online school assignments.
Anim was arrested on June 11, 2020, when the mother of the victim suspected the teacher of having unnatural carnal knowledge with her son.
The mother, the prosecutor said, went through the boy’s WhatsApp messages and discovered chats and exchange of obscene materials between him and the teacher.
DSP Boafo said the mother upon further probing found out that the teacher had been coming to the house in her absence to sexually abuse her son after he had assisted him with his school assignments.
The boy later confided in his mother that the teacher had engaged in the act with him on three occasions.