An Accra Circuit Court has remanded into Police custody a Pastor for allegedly defiling a 13 year old girl at Chorkor, a suburb of Accra.
Eric Quaye charged with defilement pleaded not guilty. Quaye is expected to appear before the court on June 26.
The court presided over by Mrs Ruby Naa Adjeley Quaison declined a bail application of Mr Michael Kpodo, counsel for the accused person.
Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire who held the brief of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Agnes Boafo narrated that the complainant is a trader residing at Chorkor with her 13-year-old daughter who is the victim in the case.
Prosecution said Quaye who is also a driver resides within the same vicinity with the complainant and in the month of May this year, while the victim was playing with Quaye’s daughter in the house, the accused lured the victim into his room and had sex with her.
According to prosecution on May 6, this year, at about 1300 hours, Quaye called the victim to go and dry his sponge for him and on her return Quaye again had sex with the victim.
Prosecution said the victim was however spotted emerging from Quaye’s room and the complainant was informed.
When the complainant quizzed the victim she informed the complainant about Quaye’s conduct.
Prosecution said a report was made to the Police and a medical report form was issued to the complainant to send the victim to the hospital for examination.
When Quaye was arrested he denied the offence in his caution statement.