A 63-year-old farmer, Isaac Appah, who defiled his 12-year old greatgranddaughter at Twifo Hemang in the Central region, has been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment in hard labour by the Circuit Court in Cape Coast.
The court presided over by Mrs Dorinda Smith Arthur, sentenced Appah after he pleaded guilty to the offence.
The complainant, Mrs Ruth Sarfo, a trader and mother of the victim live together with the convict in the same house at Twifo Hemang.
Detective Chief Inspector John Asare Bediako, prosecuting, told the court that, the convict had been sexually abusing the victim for the past three months.
He said Appah took advantage of the victim each time she was asked to send food to him on his farm.
Chief Inspector Bediako further said on Friday, February 04, the complainant realized some changes in her child and after thorough interrogation, the victim confessed her ordeal.
He said the complainant upon reporting to Police was given a Police medical report form to send the victim to a hospital for medical examination and treatment.
The report indicated that the victim had been sexually assaulted and her hymen broken.
Mr Bediako said the convict was immediately arrested, charged with defilement and arraigned.