A 35-year-old man has been put before a Gender Based Violence Court at the Police Headquarters in Accra for abusing his 15-year-old daughter sexually claiming the act is a tradition.
The victim resided with the father and her stepmother.
“The stepmother traveled for a funeral leaving her husband and the victim alone in the house,” report said.
The accused person forcibly had sexual intercourse with her daughter on a blanket spread on the floor.
He told her daughter that “it is tradition for him to be having sexual intercourse with her”.
The victim confided in her teacher who was also a Girl-Child Coordinator.
The Coordinator brought the victim to the Amasaman DOVVSU and reported the matter and he was arrested.
The accused has been charged with incest and defilement.